Heavy gauge sterling silver hallmarked Wine Funnel with removable inner strainer.
The Wine funnel is used to avoid spillage when pouring from one vessel to another. Wine also needs gentle handling and does not like being shaken, splashed or aerated. Certain wines contain a fine sediment or coarse encrustation or even bits of cork, dislodged when a corkscrew punctures the cork. For this reason funnels have coarse and fine filters, the first being pierced silver and the second the muslin, which can be held in place by the silver collar (Muslin not supplied). From the 1760’s they are seen quite frequently, but as they were utilitarian items they were often damaged. Our Wine Funnel is copied from a early Victorian example.
Dimensions Height 128mm.