6522 A fine George III silver wine funnel
This is a very good, if slightly unusual wine funnel. It is crafted from good gauge silver and comes in three parts. The removable strainer section has a shell tang, a gadrooned edge and a geometrically pierced coarse filter. It also has a ring to secure a muslin fine strainer, which, unusually is cast - not cut from thin sheet silver as is usual.
The lower section has a cranked spout, and ribs to allow the escape of displaced air, below an ogee section and a broad bold band of embossed gadrooning.
This is an excellent funnel and very fit for purpose.
The funnel was frozen to minimise reflections for the purpose of making the images.
Dimensions: 6.3", 16.1 cm. long
Weight: 162 grams, 5oz. 4 dwt.