Raised shallow circular bowl with bulging sides, rounded bottom, and everted rim with applied molding, under which two, flat, hourglass-shaped handles are attached on opposite sides. Bowl is scored with a pair of lines and pierced on its bottom with small holes arranged into a radiating six-petal flower design. Struck once on end face of one handle "W.BURT" in raised serif letters in a rounded-corner rectangle.

Maker is William Burt (1726-1751) of Boston, MA; son of John Burt (1692/3-1746) and brother of Samuel (1724-1754) and Benjamin (1729-1805), all silversmiths.

Date Made: 1747-1751

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Massachusetts, Boston

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Credit Line: Estate of Arthur Michael

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.383484Catalog Number: 383484Accession Number: 162866

Object Name: strainer

Physical Description: silver (overall material)Measurements: overall: 1 in x 11 1/4 in x 4 1/4 in; 2.54 cm x 28.575 cm x 10.795 cm


Record Id: nmah_301121

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