6544 A fine George III silver wine funnel by David Hennell
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.
Dimensions: 6.1", 15.5 cm. long
Weight: 4 oz. 11 dwt., 141 grams