George III sterling silver wine funnel. Hallmarked in London in 1804 for John Emes. Height 15.1cm, base diameter 7.5cm. Excellent, one very light impression to the body. 178 grams (approx 5.7 troy oz).
I have been involved in the antiques business since 1971. My career took a leap forward when I joined Bonhams in 1976.
Some five years later I became head of the Decorative Arts department.