Rare Antique Edwardian White Ironstone Advertising Funnel for Prana Fruit Crystals, In English & Spanish
A stunning example of an exceptionally rare piece of antique kitchenalia.
Dating from the early 1900s, this white ironstone funnel features advertising for Prana Fruit Crystals. Most likely, these funnels would have been used in bars or restaurants to add the Prana crystals to a Prana branded soda syphon.
All available space on the funnel has been used for advertising purposes, with half in English and half in Spanish (where Prana originated).
The text on the inside reads:
“USE ‘PRANA’ FRUIT CRYSTALS WITH THE ‘PRANA SPARKLET’ SYPHON FOR MAKING DELICIOUS DRINKS”
The outside of the funnel lists the different flavours the fruit crystals are available in: lemon; lime; menthe; lemon squash; ginger beer; strawberry; raspberry; brew; and kola.
These are very rare items, even more so with no damage. As they are such small and fragile items, the tips of the funnels would inevitably be broken through daily use.
This example has suffered no damage. There is some very light crazing on this piece, most notably around the top rim. There is a small amount of fading in places to the black transfer print, although it is all clearly legible still. There are also two small issues from the firing and glazing process, with a small blue mark of glaze on the rim and a tiny nic on the top of the funnel about 1mm by 2mm, which has glaze over it. Both these are common with all ironstone pieces produced at the time.
Height, 6cm; Width, 7cm
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