Strainer

Description:

Raised shallow circular bowl with bulging sides, rounded bottom, and everted rim, under which a flat loop or omega-shape handle and a plain U-bent clip are attached on the same side. Front of bowl is engraved "MCS" in conjoined foliate script. Bottom of bowl is pierced with small holes arranged into five concentric circles around one at center. Underside of handle is struck "D[.]V[.]V[.]" in raised serif letters in a rectangle flanked by two pseudo-hallmarks of a shield-body spreadwing eagle in a diamond; a faint incised serif "S" is at each end next to eagle.

Maker is Daniel Van Voorhis (1751-1824); working, New York, NY, circa 1772-1775; Philadelphia, PA, 1775-1782; Princeton, NJ, 1783-1784; New York, NY, 1784-1787; Bennington County, VT, 1787-1788; New York, NY, 1788-1803. Worked alone and in partnerships.

Location: Currently not on view

See more items in: Home and Community Life: Domestic Life, Domestic Furnishings

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Credit Line: Gift of Louise S. Codwise

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.284765Catalog Number: 284765Accession Number: 57226

Object Name: strainer

Physical Description: silver (overall material)Measurements: overall: 1 1/4 in x 5 1/2 in x 3 5/8 in; 3.175 cm x 13.97 cm x 9.2075 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b1-f6b5-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_301119

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