George III Silver Wine Funnel

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Object Description

A classic style antique sterling silver wine strainer with detachable strainer. A rare feature is the additional detachable ring which was used for holding the muslin securely. Handsome plain design with reed and gadroon borders. There is a hand engraved crest of a standing bear. Weight 162 grams, 5.2 troy ounces. Height 14.5 cms. Diameter 7.5 cms. London 1809. Maker Samuel Whitford.

Biography – Samuel Whitford II, no record of apprenticeship or freedom. First mark entered as plateworker 1800. 2nd mark in partnership with George Whitford 1802. 3rd mark (2 sizes) in 1807. 4th mark in partnership with George Pizey 1810. 5th mark alone (2 sizes) 1812. 6th mark 1817. 7th mark 1817.

Object Condition

This useful silver wine funnel is in very good condition with no damage or restoration. The silver marks on both funnel, strainer and muslin ring are matching, crisp and clear to read. The hand engraving is crisp. There are a couple of minimal dinks on the tip of the spout (see photo).

Please note that this item is not new and will show moderate signs of wear commensurate with age. Reflections in the photograph may detract from the true representation of this item.

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