This is a sterling silver perfume funnel created in Victorian England. The design features the cheerful face of a pansy flower, a popular choice for Victorian posies and pressed flower art. The pansy is framed by etched foliage and the edge of the funnel basin is scalloped to echo flower petals.
This wasn’t a particularly rare design during the Victorian era, but due to the delicacy of the piece, many did not survive through the ages. The patina you see is what has happened naturally over time, but the majority of this surface has been polished to the original shine. From scalloped rim to stem tip, this piece measures 30 mm (approx. 1.25 inches) and weighs 2.5 grams.
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1.25 inches top to bottom