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Originating in Britain during the early part of 18th Century, silver lemon strainers, or citrus strainers, were designed originally to be used along side punch bowls, for straining pips from fruit when making punch, a drink that had been popular since its introduction from India in around 1630. They are normally found with 2 long handles, which allowed them to rest on the bowl, and sometimes with a single handle and a clip to attach to the side of the bowl. Good condition examples are very sought after with collectors
Hallmarked In 1786
Hallmarked in London in 1786, this delightful, George III, Antique Sterling Silver Lemon Strainer, features daisy pattern piercing to the bowl, a beaded border, and reeded loop handles. The lemon strainer measures 11"(28cm) from handle to handle, by 4"(10cm) deep and weighs 3.6 troy ounces.
£975ADD TO BASKET MORE PHOTOS
Hallmarked In 1768
Hallmarked in London in 1768 by William Tuite, this handsome, George III, Antique Sterling Silver Lemon Strainer, has scroll handles and a geometric pierced pattern to the bowl. The lemon strainer measures 8"(20cm) from handle to handle, by 4"(10cm) deep, and weighs 3.4 troy ounces.
£1,275ADD TO BASKET MORE PHOTOS
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