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A rare Victorian silver Teastrainer.

A Victorian silver Teastrainer, London 1839, Reilly and Storer. The handle engraved with contemporary initials. The strainer legs are designed to fit over the rim of a teacup.

This is a  most unusual design for the period. The earliest teastrainers were what are now termed mote spoons, followed by a strainer with hooped handle and clip designed to be fitted into a teapot spout. From the second half of the 19th century egg-shaped infuser balls were usual and the modern form of teastrainer with a handle is not normally found before the very end of the 19th century.

SKU: O2779 Category:



Good with minor looseness in the central rivet. The maker’s mark on the handle poorly struck but legible.


Height – 3.50 cm.; Length – 16.20 cm.; Depth 7.30 cm.; Weight 45.60 gms.

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