Lovely little figural strainer which makes a beautiful eye catching accent to the table, the way it has an all over floral design of roses, leaves, buds and Art Nouveau swirls. This antique sterling silver over the cup tea strainer rests beautifully on your teacup. I have a few figural floral spoons as well if a set is desired. Antique piece, dating to around the turn of the century.
No monogram anywhere on the piece. Marked Sterling with the International hallmarks, pattern number and retailer on the back.
In estate condition considering age, there is some tarnish and discoloration especially around the center of the floral details in those hard to polish areas. Some dings to the base that give it a slightly rippled / crinkly appearance but it is masked somewhat by the swirling designs. Some faint surface wear and scratching from use and polish over the years. Please note though that due to age, it is not in mint condition, especially considering the rippled base which I tried to show in photos.Still Makes a very beautiful statement. Strainer measures 7 inches in length and the strainer bowl is about 3 inches in diameter. It weighs 29 grams on my little digital scale. Tea aficionados say that the tea has better flavor when the loose leaves are brewed in the tea pot. These little strainers are held over the teacup while you pour the tea from the pot, to catch any leaves that come out, effectively straining it on it's way into the cup. A very decorative AND useful item! I dearly love, collect, use and sell antique sterling silver flatware and housewares so please check out my other listings including Tiffany & Co.
The item "Art Nouveau STERLING Silver Rose Floral Over Cup Tea Strainer International Antq" is in sale since Wednesday, November 11, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (. The seller is "callmemouse" and is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay, Russian federation.