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Antique Bronze Perfume Funnel PRIMITIVE TINKER MADE Bespoke Rustic Romance

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This is a rare example of a bronze perfume funnel, tinker made or perhaps a custom order from a rural blacksmith. It is a true antique, likely from the mid 1800's (envision Civil War era or Little House on the Prairie and you're on the right track). Just take a moment to appreciate the romance of an item of pure luxury in a time and place where necessities were the only real priority.

Too fine in the hand-folded stem to be of any use to an apothecary or kitchen, this is clearly a piece meant for a lady's dressing table so she can refill that lovely perfume bottle when the original fragrance is gone. It is a tender gift for such rough times.

The overall measurements are a bit more practical than most perfume funnels which are meant as much for decoration as for use. The height from basin's edge to the tip of the stem is 2 inches (5 cm); The diameter of the basin is 1.7 inches (4 cm). I will also include a picture of this funnel side by side with an Italian perfume funnel and a Taxco perfume funnel so you'll get a sense of perspective between the three distinct styles.

The patina you see is what has happened naturally over time. I have polished it only to the extent that it is clean and has the benefit of of the protective coating left by quality metal polish. No solvents or dips were used. You are welcome to complete a detailed polishing, but please keep in mind that this is bronze rather than silver or brass which can be polished to a shine. The basin rim is slightly out of round, but still rests evenly on the table when turned upside down.

**Our fine items are always BOXED for shipping**

Please take your time with the photos I have provided and consider them part of the description. This is the actual item you will receive, as-is, exactly as you see here. Please let me know if you have any questions and feel free to check out the many treasures available in my shop.
This is a rare example of a bronze perfume funnel, tinker made or perhaps a custom order from a rural blacksmith. It is a true antique, likely from the mid 1800's (envision Civil War era or Little House on the Prairie and you're on the right track). Just take a moment to appreciate the romance of an item of pure luxury in a time and place where necessities were the only real priority.

Too fine in the hand-folded stem to be of any use to an apothecary or kitchen, this is clearly a piece meant for a lady's dressing table so she can refill that lovely perfume bottle when the original fragrance is gone. It is a tender gift for such rough times.

The overall measurements are a bit more practical than most perfume funnels which are meant as much for decoration as for use. The height from basin's edge to the tip of the stem is 2 inches (5 cm); The diameter of the basin is 1.7 inches (4 cm). I will also include a picture of this funnel side by side with an Italian perfume funnel and a Taxco perfume funnel so you'll get a sense of perspective between the three distinct styles.

The patina you see is what has happened naturally over time. I have polished it only to the extent that it is clean and has the benefit of of the protective coating left by quality metal polish. No solvents or dips were used. You are welcome to complete a detailed polishing, but please keep in mind that this is bronze rather than silver or brass which can be polished to a shine. The basin rim is slightly out of round, but still rests evenly on the table when turned upside down.

**Our fine items are always BOXED for shipping**

Please take your time with the photos I have provided and consider them part of the description. This is the actual item you will receive, as-is, exactly as you see here. Please let me know if you have any questions and feel free to check out the many treasures available in my shop.

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Antique Bronze Perfume Funnel PRIMITIVE TINKER MADE Bespoke Rustic Romance

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  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Materials: Antique Bronze, Artisan Made, Perfume Funnel, embudo de perfume, entonnoir de parfum, Parfümtrichter, imbuto di profumo
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