A good antique sterling silver wine strainer with a broad gadroon border and attractive shell thumb piece. Plain style. Weight 158 grams, 5 troy ounces. Height 16.3cm. Diameter 10.5cm. London 1827. Maker John James Keith.
Biography – John James Keith was known for his ecclesiastical work, and was appointed as the silversmith of the the Ecclesiological Society, who carried out work from designs by William Butterfield – see Culme, J., The Directory of Gold and Silversmiths, Antique Collectors Club, 1987, Volume I, p. 269-270.