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.
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
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 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.