An antique French sterling silver and vermeil or gilt wash tea strainer . The beautiful over the cup style strainer has a delicate handle decorated with Bell-flower motifs. A garland of leaves decorates the edges of the bowl.
A gift any tea lover would love to receive
French, sterling silver, .950 denoted by the Minerva 1st standard mark. Maker’s mark is being researched.
Measurements; 42 grams, 6” long, 2 7/8” wide at widest point.
Condition Report; Very good, some loss to gilt interior in accordance with age and use