One would hold this one tilted to the side, the tea would pour through the strainer to keep any leaves or larger sediment out and then the top swivels back when set down so any remaining drops are neatly caught in the base cup or pan. Both top strainer and base bear the French Minerve or Minerva hallmarks, the tiny number "1" within that mark means it's in. 950 silver 95% pure and higher than the. 925 standard for "sterling" silver. The silversmith marks are for Henri Lapparra, Paris circa 1923.
Very slight surface scuffs or marks possible but no dents, damage or repairs to note to the silver and no flaws to the wood handle. We're easy to deal with. Our fine inventory is very important. And your ranking of our performance is also very important! We wish to keep our 4.9 - 5 star ratings in all categories.We always insure our items BUT, more importantly, pack them extremely well knowing that most are not replaceable. Please remember that when leaving DSR ratings. Icon here or above to see more of our inventory, offerings and venues. We have a HUGE assortment of the finest antiques to be found online, all at your fingertips with Antiques & Uncommon Treasure. _gsrx_vers_631 GS 6.9.8b6 (631). The item "Antique French Sterling Silver Tea Strainer with Drip Cup, Bead Festooned" is in sale since Friday, April 12, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (. The seller is "antiquesuncommontreasure" and is located in San Marcos, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.