Drinking wine from antique wine glasses can be enhanced further by some
beautiful objects that perform a useful function at all stages including
opening the bottle to taking a first sip. Wine antiques are both utilitarian
and beautiful and will enhance any dinner party. These items will appeal to
both the antique collector and the wine lover and the oenophile.
Bottle openers and antique corkscrews are collected in their own right. The
Victorians went to great lengths to engineer and patent ever more complex
contraptions to open a bottle beyond the straight pull corkscrew.
Once the red or white wine is opened then it may be strained through a
silver wine funnel into a wine jug, antique glass wine carafe or silver claret
jug. Alternatively, those who choose not to decant their wines may present the
bottle on a silver wine carriage or silver wine coaster. Alternatively, bottles
may be placed into ice buckets or silver wine coolers. A silver punch bowl may
receive the contents of a bottle or two and the punch then transferred to cups
with a silver punch ladle with a whalebone handle. After dinner the silver brandy pan may be used to warm enough to full a noggin or two.
Toddy or punch ladles were a staple of 18th century households. Due to the expense of silver, the handles were made from other materials, most commonly baleen. Baleen is not, as many people believe whale bone, but part of a whale's filtration system and
Toddy or punch ladles were a staple of 18th century households. Due to the expense of silver, the handles were made from other materials, most commonly baleen. Baleen is not, as many people believe whale bone, but part of a whale's filtration system. Thi
The Worshipful Company of Masons was formed in 1515 by the Alderman of the City of London. It ranks as number 30 in the list of Ancient Livery Companies of the City and exists to this day promoting the skills and craft of stone masons. This "drinkin
A Victorian direct pull corkscrew with a black horn (probably cow) handle. The end of the handle carries it's original wax removing spike which is surrounded by a nickel type collar. The original length steel worm remains sharp
A Hercules style corkscrew with spring assisted shaft and turned hardwood handle. Based on the German Hercules patent, this corkscrew is from the first quarter of the twentieth century and is still fully functional today. Pop someones cork with this gift
A very fine Art Nouveau WMF claret jug designed by Albert Mayer c1900. For more antique glassware, including a wide range of antique decanters and Art Nouveau glass, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.
A very fine sterling silver wine funnel made in London in 1788 in excellent condition. For more antique sterling silver, including a wide range of silver wine antiques, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.
A stunning Art Deco sterling silver salver made in Sheffield in 1937 in excellent condition. For more antique sterling silver, including a wide range of silver wine antiques, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.
This is very similar to designs by Alexander Crichton from the 1880s and are being sold as such. They were in fact produced in Spain by Cortasa Alpaca from the 1970s onwards. Some have the company mark on the badse of the tail, some are unmarked. We have
A very fine WMF silver plate secessionist claret jug from c1900 in excellent condition. For more claret jugs and other silver wine antiques, including WMF, as well as a wide range of antique glassware, silverware, and porcelain please visit Scottish Antiq
A very fine Art Nouveau claret jug from c1910 in good condition. For more antique glassware and silverware including Georgian, Victorian, and 20th century drinking and table glass please visit ScottishAntiques.com
A WMF secessionist silver plated claret jug from c1905 in excellent condition. For more antique glassware including Georgian wine glasses, table glass, and art glass please visit Scottish Antiques online store.
A very fine sterling silver topped decanter from 1908 in good condition. For our wide range of antique silverware and antique glassware as well as antique porcelain please visit Scottish Antiques online store.
A fine silver brandy pan in excellent condition and very useable, perfect for dousing Christmas pudding and enough brandy left over to serve a table of twelve ! Peter bateman was the son of Hester Bateman, the greatest lady silversmith of the 18th century
A WMF claret jug with Art Nouveau decoration and a silver plated stopper from c1907 in excellent condition. For more silver wine antiques as well as a wide range of other antique silverware please visit Scottish Antiques online store.