Strainer

Description
Raised shallow circular bowl with bulging sides, rounded bottom, and everted rim with applied seamed molding, under which two, rounded-face, keyhole-shaped handles are attached at an angle on opposite sides. Bottom of bowl is pierced with small holes arranged into eleven concentric circles, some irregular, around one at center. Struck once on underside ends of both handles "JOHN / BURT" in raised slanted serif letters in a rounded-corner rectangle.
Maker is John Burt (1692/3-1746) of Boston, MA; father of silversmiths Samuel (1724-1754), William (1726-1751) and Benjamin (1729-1805).
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
strainer
date made
1730-1745
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1 3/4 in x 11 3/8 in x 4 5/8 in; 4.445 cm x 28.8925 cm x 11.7475 cm
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
ID Number
DL*383479
catalog number
383479
accession number
162866
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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