A handsome antique sterling silver wine strainer with a broad gadroon border and high quality cast shell thumb piece. Plain style. Hand engraved crest to the front. Excellent weight and colour. Weight 236 grams, 7.5 troy ounces. Length 16 cms. Diameter 9.3 cms. London 1824. Maker William Ellerby.
Biography – William Ellerby, London silversmith, no record of apprenticeship or freedom, First mark entered as smallworker 1802. 2nd mark 1804. 3rd mark (2 sizes) 1810.