Elegant antique French Puiforcat hallmarked sterling silver tea leaf or sediment strainer for tea pot spout with guilloche style machined or engraved band including acanthus leaves & laurel garland and wonderful condition! One of three great old French sterling silver strainers that we're adding this week so be sure to browse some while you're with us. This one has the original basket style handle and wire mount that extends down into the spout of your sterling tea or coffee pot. It bears the French Minerve or Minerva hallmark and the tiny number "1" within that mark means it's in .950 silver under the gold (95% pure so higher than the .925 standard for "sterling" silver). The wire handle & mount bear the tiny French boar's head hallmark (visible in the images) and means they're in at least .800 silver content. The silversmith mark is, of course, for the world renowned House of Puiforcat (EP for Emile Puiforcat). Now owned by Hermes of Paris, both names synonymous with only the finest of fine. A beautiful piece and, as we all know, it's the details that are important so why not, right! We have one of the largest collections of superb antique French & European silver so, be sure to stay, shop and enjoy. Thanks!
Excellent condition. Some wear or fading to what looks like a gold or vermeil interior, sorry, but no dents, damage or repairs to note. See pictures for weight and measurements.