A good looking antique sterling silver wine strainer with detachable strainer. Handsome plain design with gadroon border and a small central ribbed decoration. Weight 156 grams, 5 troy ounces. Height 16 cms. Diameter 8 cms. London 1798. Maker probably Walter Brind.
Biography – Son of Walter Brind, late of Highworth in the County of Wiltshire innholder deceased (and so brother to Henry Brind). Apprenticed to John Raynes 7 October 1736 on payment of £25. Turned over to his brother Henry July 1742 (soon after the latter’s entry of his mark). Free, 8 November 1743. Livery, March 1758. Mark entered as largeworker, 7 February 1749. Address: Foster Lane. Second mark, 31 August 1751. Third mark, 11 October 1757. Same address, without category, in the Parl. Report list 1773. Fourth mark as plateworker, 26 February 1781. Address: 34 Foster Lane, where Heal records him till 1796.