I love everything to do with tea. i have a collection ot teapots, tea balls, tea caddies, tea strainers, and I hate to sell any of it. However, I am definitely out of room so will sell this one. It is in excellent condition, and measures 3 and 3/4 inches from the end of the handle to the other end of the bowl. The piece is hallmarked, and the marks declare the piece to be British Sterling, minted in Birmingham in the year 1927 by the maker 'MHandCo. Ltd.' This is a great opportunity to strain your Earl Grey or English Breakfast Tea in style!