This antique perfume funnel features the Roman Eagle. The An Eagle takes center stage, his wings spread wide, surrounded by a wreath of laurels. This symbol of victory was carried by the Roman Legion as early as the year 107 BC.
Apprentices to the Coppini smithy in Florence would hone their skills by making perfume funnels. Each funnel was small, requiring few material resources, but rich in the skills required of a silversmith. In the end, their work was inspected by a master. Unacceptable pieces went back into the crucible and the apprentice tried again. Over time, perfume funnels became a signature of the Coppini family of craftsman.
As with most Coppini perfume funnels, this Roman eagle funnel is a little wider at the top than the British or Mexican funnels. I’ve found that leads to fewer splashes or spills. This is silvery moonlight brass (low copper content) and measures approximately 30 mm from the tip of the stem to the rim of the basin. That translates to just over 1 inch tall, and the basin is 30 mm wide at the lip, not including the handle.
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Please take your time with the photos and consider them part of the description. Let me know if you have any questions and feel free to check out the many perfume funnels available in my shop! If you are more comfortable making your purchase on a platform like Etsy, this victorious funnel is listed in my shop there as well.