Rare to find, this Antique 19th Century Ironstone Canning Fruit Jar Funnel is such an unusual addition to your collection of antique ironstone. Made in the latter half of the 1800's, a funnel like this was an important piece of equipment in any kitchen for canning.
Before the invention of ironstone funnels, funnels were made of tin or iron, an ironstone funnel was therefore much more sanitary since it could be cleaned more easily. Not that many of these remain, as you can imagine, since they were heavily in use in grand as well as cottage kitchen. Lots of darkend areas, "buttering" and craquelure, but no chips. Ready for your own canning project, or just to hang on a rack in your kitchen or French hutch and be beautiful.