An antique French sterling silver tea strainer in the “over the cup” style with a vermeil interior. Beautiful details abound on the strainer from the large shell which is noticed first to the delicate handle with ribbon and Bell Flower motifs. Each side of the strainer has a ribbon and swag motif.
A perfect gift for the tea lover. I have just received five French tea strainers and will be listing them this week. You can use the search function in my shop to see the others.
French C 1900, marked with French Minerve 1st standard (Titre) mark the sterling silver guarantee of .950. Maker’s punch is for Victor Boivin (VB, 2 stars, and Croissant, 5 rue Montmorency, Paris)
Measurements; 6 1/8” long, bowl is 2 3/8” in diameter, 50 grams or 1.6 troy ounces
Condition Report; Very good, some loss of gilt wash inside the strainer