A George III silver wine funnel by Peter, Ann & William Bate...
£150 - £250
A George III silver wine funnel by Peter, Ann & William Bateman, London 1801, the bowl with reeded border and slide clip, detachable spout,13.1cm long, weight 2.53ozt
Overall condition is fair. There is evidence previous damage and repair to the bowl, including a large puncture to the bowl, and to the rim of the sieve. One of the pierced holes in the bowl appears to have been resealed, possibly when being repaired. There is further signs of possible repair work to the spout. Please see pictures for reference.
There is a small split to the previously repaired area of the rim. There are signs that the metal is beginning to split around the curve of the spout. No other splits or punctures to the bowl or spout. Both the bowl and spout have scattered denting, and moderate scratching and wear. Spout and bowl separate and re-attach with ease. Maker's marks are relatively worn, but are legible. All other hallmarks are clear.