Strainer

Strainer

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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
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
ID Number
DL.284765
catalog number
284765
accession number
57226
Credit Line
Gift of Louise S. Codwise
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Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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