Wine funnel with strainer

Object Number: 
1950.345ab
Date: 
1838/39
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 1/2 x 3 1/4 in. ( 16.5 x 8.3 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: on the sides of the funnel and strainer: "C R/ G S" in a quatrefoil, lion passant in a chamfered rectangle, crowned leopard's head in a shield, gothic "C", the queen's bust in an oval
Description: 
Wrought silver wine funnel with strainer; deep, lobed, pear-shaped body flared to an applied, molded rim; narrow, cone-shaped tube seamed onto the base of the cup, tube curves to a notched spout at the bottom; circular strainer with stepped and tapered sides from the flared, applied molded rim to an applied, flat, pierced bottom in a flower design; cast, applied shell motif below the rim, to hang the strainer into and over the sides of the funnel; makers' marks stamped on the sides of the funnel and strainer.
Gallery Label: 
This wine funnel with strainer belonged to James Lenox.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Waldron Phoenix Belknap, Sr.; The Waldron Phoniex Belknap, Jr. Collection
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group