This is a gorgeously detailed sterling silver tea strainer, made by Stieff Silversmiths in the "Chrysanthemum" pattern from 1904. A multitude of blooming Chrysanthemum flowers and leaves decorate this piece, from the border around the pierced bowl all the way down the handle. It also features a ruffled rim the undulates in a gentle wave.
This tea strainer measures 7 1/2" x 3 1/2" x 1 1/4". It weighs 83 grams, or 2.13 Troy ounces. It is marked "STERLING 925" and "STIEFF." There are no monograms on this piece and the pattern is crisp and clear in detail, very good condition.
Item ID: 235-StieffStrainerChrys
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