English Sterling Silver Wine Funnel made in Birmingham, England. With a circular form embellished by a detailed shell motif. Wine funnels first became common towards the end of the 18th century; the wine needed to be filtered before drinking before more modern wine making methods.
The decorative pierced platform on this one is in the shape of a star, a piece of muslin is fitted between the pierced section and the spout. A luxury addition to your collection of sterling silver, marked with the lion passant and the emblem for Birmingham. A fabulous gift for your favorite host or hostess.