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6544 A fine George III silver wine funnel by David Hennell


Code: 6544

This is a really good silver wine funnel made by David Hennell in London in 1801.  It has the unusual feature of a fluted band between the body and the spout; this is to allow the air to escape as the wine is poured into the decanter.

The funnel has a fully curved spout to direct the wine down the wall of the decanter  and it has a well-shaped 'tang'.   The top moulding is reeded and it has an unusally pretty pierced coarse strainer.  It is eminently useable.

Date: 1801

Dimensions: 6.1", 15.5 cm. long

Weight: 4 oz. 11 dwt., 141 grams