This is a lovely tea strainer, crafted from coin silver. It is circa 1860. It weighs 44.36 grams, and measures 5 and 1/2 inches long, and measures 2 and 5/8 inches at it's widest point across the clamshell shaped bowl. This is a lovely piece in perfect condition. There is a place to monogram it if one deserves, as it doesn't appear to have ever contained a scribe.