Tea Strainer

Strainer made of flat wire woven in imitation of a shallow wicker basket, slightly oval in shape. Suspended from a single-loop hairpin spring with everted ends that is wound through a small twisted loop at center of the wire bail handle. No marks. Possibly parcel-gilt or gold washed originally. Accompanies four-piece tea service, DL*387944A-D.
Currently not on view
Object Name
strainer, tea
date made
ca 1835
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
overall: 2.1 cm x 6.5 cm; 13/16 in x 2 9/16 in
overall: 3/4 in x 2 1/2 in x 2 5/8 in; 1.905 cm x 6.35 cm x 6.6675 cm
place made
United States
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Domestic Furnishings
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Bequest of Amy Wetmore May
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