An antique sterling silver strainer of circular form with a shaped handle. A very charming and useful size; although originally made as a lemon strainer this could be used nowadays as a tea strainer. The bowl is pierced with a flower design.
Weight 67 grams, 2.1 troy oz.
Spread 12.9cm. Diameter 8.8cm. Height 2.9cm.
Maker Nathaniel Appleton & Anne Smith.
Marks. Stamped to the centre of the bowl with a full set of English silver hallmarks; the leopard mark is obscured by one of the holes.
Nathaniel Appleton, apprenticed to James Walters1751, free 1759. Mark entered in partnership with Anne Smith, no mention of apprenticeship or freedom, in 1771. Their mark is generally found on cream jugs and salt cellars.