Silver Wine Funnel Tray - Reed Pattern
A handmade hallmarked sterling silver tray with reed edge decoration and a user friendly soft satin finish in the base. Part of the JA Campbell 'Classic' collection.
The wine funnel shown is not included in the price.
An important accessory to the sterling silver reed wine funnel, this optional tray completes the item for a piece of entertaining theatre and will really impress your friends, family or colleagues.
A useful prop for the wine funnel itself which is essentially for decanting, aerating and filtering good wine. Other complementary products to consider are decanters, claret jugs, goblets, corkscrews and candlesticks to name but a few.
For those who are interested in how we make this item, it consists of one component made from a thick gauge sterling silver blank and is made by the spinning method (vorshearen in German). This is an old and rather primitive method of making round, hollow objects in relatively small quantities on a spinning lathe which is rather like a heavy duty wood turning lathe. The silver is coaxed/forced over a preformed chuck using a polished steel spinning tool or burnisher. After this first operation the tray is reversed and held in a hollow chuck and the 3 decorative lines are turned/cut into the edge.
The tray is then punched with the maker's mark, (in this case JAC in a triangle), which are the initials of John Campbell, the founder and the registered punch with the assay offices. Next the tray is sent to the London Assay office for hallmarking where a small scraping is taken from each and every component and tested (assayed). Only if the laboratory test results prove the item is made with at least 92.5% silver, are the remaining hallmarks applied. Upon return to the workshop, the marks are checked and 'set' and the polishing process begins.This uses 4 grades of polishing compound until perfectly bright. The upper inside base is then lightly sandblasted to give a user-friendly scratch resistant finish. It is then ultrasonically cleaned before being boxed and packed.
You can spoil yourself and buy one for your own use or a special present for someone close. It is also very suitable as a silver wedding present, a birthday present, a corporate gift or incentive gift. We have many other matching accessories in the range which will accommodate the annual present giving occasions.
This item can even be made in gold for the very special golden wedding present. As with most JA Campbell products, this item is suitable for engraving to personalize as a gift. The design features and quality in every item made by craftsmen at JA Campbell are unique.
In the unlikely event of damage, JA Campbell provide a complete repair service. You can be assured that all our products are made up to a standard, not down to a price. Nothing leaves the Brentwood workshop until Master Silversmith John Campbell is completely satisfied. This sterling silver wine funnel tray is a pleasure to use today and a great investment to be handed down to future generations. Enjoy!