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DESCRIPTION Larger and heavier than average Georgian silver wine funnel with thread decorated borders. The pull out strainer section is a snug fit and is complete with the removable ring below the primary straining plate to which a muslin bag would attach for an extra clear finish.
SILVERSMITH Abstainando King, marked to both sections.
DATE or HALLMARK 1809
ASSAY OFFICE London
WEIGHT in GRAMS 164
HEIGHT in INCHES 5
SILVER STANDARD .925 sterling silver
OVERALL CONDITION thick silver throughout with no engravings. To the main outer body, about " up from the junction with the tube section there is a " long thread of silver solder seen more clearly from the inside. Not part of the construction and an odd place for a repair especially since all the surrounding silver is thick so I suspect that it is to correct a flaw such as a gas bubble in the original casting of the metal at the ingot stage, shown in the first image to the far right of the body at about one o'clock.
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