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Antique Silver Victorian Wine Funnel made in 1838


An excellent quality early Victorian Antique Silver Wine Funnel which still retains its original detachable muslin ring.

Date 1838
Made By Barnard Brothers
Location London
Stock Number W63x32

Out of stock

Maker: Barnard Brothers

An excellent quality early Victorian Antique Silver Wine Funnel which still retains its original detachable muslin ring.

The interior part is finely engraved with the family crest of a Demi lion rampant out of a ducal coronet; as used by The Buckle family and others.

The funnel is in very good condition and looks almost unused.

It is fully hallmarked to the outside and correctly part marked to the interior and muslin ring.

Shown in the pictures are wine funnels from the Barnard catalogue from the early nineteenth century.

Dimensions, height 13.5 cm.

Weight, 4 troy 12 dwts

Barnard Brothers

Possibly the oldest manufacturing silversmith in the world, the origin of this business having been established by Anthony Nelme c. 1680. Francis Nelme inherited the business on the death of his father in 1722 and continued until 1739 when Thomas Whipham took over the business.

On his death in 1756, his son, Thomas Whipham Jr., took into partnership Charles Wright. Thomas retired in 1775 and the business was continued by Charles Wright.

The business was amalgamated by Henry Chawner in 1786 and the latter son of Edward Barnard I became the foreman of the firm. Chawner was master to the first Edward Barnard I so that the connection of the Barnard family can be traced from 1773.

In 1796, they went into partnership with John Emes who became the owner after the retirement of Chawner, maintaining Edward Barnard I as manager. Emes died in 1808 and his widow Rebecca took as partner Edward Barnard I. Rebecca Emes withdrew in 1829 and Edward Barnard I became the proprietor with his son Edward Barnard II, John Barnard and William Barnard, trading under the style Edward Barnard & Sons.

After the retirement of Edward Barnard I the firm was continued by Edward Barnard II (1846 – 1851), John Barnard I (1846 – 1868), William Barnard (1846), Edward Barnard III (1868), Walter Barnard (1868 – 1903), John Barnard II (1868 – 1903), Michael Barnard (1896 – 1903), Stanley Barnard (1896 – 1903) and Robert Dubcock (1896).

The firm was converted into a limited liability company in 1910 under the style Edward Barnard & Sons Ltd. In 1977, Edward Barnard & Sons Limited became a subsidiary of Padgett & Braham Ltd.

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Delivery Charges:
For the UK £15.00
For Europe £30.00
For the rest of World £50.00
The charges are subject to change

About William Walter Antiques

At the heart of William Walter Antiques is our dedication to providing our customers with beautiful silver of supreme quality, which celebrates all that is precious about sterling silver. Customer service also being paramount, our long-standing, devoted staff team go above and beyond the call of duty for all our clients. We believe it is this combination of passion and commitment that has kept our customers with us for many years.

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