Norse Revival style or Dragestil strainer in the form of a crouching mythical creature, probably a Norse dragon, with cast head, tail, and four bent legs ending in four talons all attached to a small, raised circular bowl with ruffled rim for the body. Bowl sides have chased and repousse asymmetrical knotwork or interlaced designs. Underside of bowl is struck "H.MØLLER", "830 S (sideways)" and "TRONDHJEM" in incuse sans serif letters.
Maker is Henrik Moller (Møller; 1858-1937) of Trondhjem or Trondheim, Norway, a major proponent of Dragestil.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
ca 1900
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
gold (gilt wash material)
overall: 4.7 cm x 5.9 cm x 13.6 cm; 1 7/8 in x 2 5/16 in x 5 3/8 in
overall: 1 7/8 in x 5 3/8 in x 2 3/8 in; 4.7625 cm x 13.6525 cm x 6.0325 cm
place made
Norge: Sør-Trøndelag, Trondheim
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 Kate Session Marsh
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