VINTAGE Ornate Silver Strainer Tea & Absinthe Strainer Silver c1890-1900s

VINTAGE Ornate Silver Strainer Tea & Absinthe Strainer Silver c1890-1900s
VINTAGE Ornate Silver Strainer Tea & Absinthe Strainer Silver c1890-1900s
VINTAGE Ornate Silver Strainer Tea & Absinthe Strainer Silver c1890-1900s
VINTAGE Ornate Silver Strainer Tea & Absinthe Strainer Silver c1890-1900s
VINTAGE Ornate Silver Strainer Tea & Absinthe Strainer Silver c1890-1900s
VINTAGE Ornate Silver Strainer Tea & Absinthe Strainer Silver c1890-1900s
VINTAGE Ornate Silver Strainer Tea & Absinthe Strainer Silver c1890-1900s

VINTAGE Ornate Silver Strainer Tea & Absinthe Strainer Silver c1890-1900s
I have looked carefully and this piece is not hallmarked or stamped so I can only go on what the owner told us as to its original location being German. This Silver Absinthe/Tea Strainer is absolutely stunning and we think dated around the late 1890’s to early 1900s. The strainer has a short handle with a fruit and leaf design along the centre. Around the outer edge of the strainer are alternately set two cherubs and two of what appears to be some kind of Tribal head and then a fruit design is in-between each. The etchings are very bold in design, making a strong statement and the piece is quite unique. I have been unable to match the particular style of the piece in my research. This item was used as an Absinthe Strainer and could also double as a tea strainer. Traditionally Absinthe was prepared by adding sugar. A sugar cube would be placed into an Absinthe strainer, that was rested on the edges of the glass or container containing the Absinthe. Iced water was then very slowly dripped onto the sugar cube which would slowly dissolve into the drink this would then change the colour of the drink from a green liquor to a more white/milky colour. This tradition can be traced back to 1850 if not earlier. This item is in remarkably good condition, please look at the photos as they form part of the description and condition of the item. We send our items securely packaged so they arrive to you in good order undamaged. We send all international items as a gift and with the price you paid not the valuation price. FOR ALL INTERNATIONAL ITEMS. Our goal is to provide great products at great prices with old-fashioned integrity and honesty. Feedback from our happy customers reflects this. We have a lot of repeat business due to our desire to give exceptional pre and after sales customer care. We will try to answer your questions within 24 hours but as we travel to antique fairs a great deal it may occasionally take a little longer to get back to you. The item “VINTAGE Ornate Silver Strainer Tea & Absinthe Strainer Silver c1890-1900s” is in sale since Friday, July 31, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectables\Homeware, Kitchenware\Kettles, Tea Pots”. The seller is “theuniquejewellerycompany” and is located in Yatala . This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Metal: German Silver
  • Metal Purity: Does not apply
  • Main Stone: Does not apply
  • Main Colour: Silver
  • Colour: Silver
  • Modified Item: No
  • Material: Silver
  • Gender: Does not apply
  • Originating Region: German we think
  • Item Weight: 50.5 Grams
  • Product Type: Absinthe Strainer & Tea Strainer
  • MPN: Does not apply
  • Brand: unbranded/generic
  • Era: 1900s
  • Sale Price: $495.00

VINTAGE Ornate Silver Strainer Tea & Absinthe Strainer Silver c1890-1900s