No. D031
A George II silver wine Funnel.

Made in London, 1738.
Length 4" (10cm). Diameter 3.75" (9.2cm).
Weight 5.2 Troy oz (162gr).
Price 14,500.00
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Engraved with a contemporary Coat-of-Arms containing 3 die,
belonging to Vincent Mathias of London and Lamphrey Court, Llangwarren, Pembrokeshire.

Vincent Mathias was sub-treasurer in the Queen's household and treasurer of Queen Anne's Bounty.
He died on the 15th June 1782, aged 71.
Married to Marianne (1724-1799), daughter of Alured Popple, secretary to the board of trade and governor of Bermuda.
His son Thomas James (1754?-1835), satirist and Italian scholar, friend and tutor of the Prime Minister, Spencer Perceval.
The funnel is illustrated in "Investing in silver", P.147, by Eric Delieb.