This is a Japanese hard paste porcelain tea strainer, which are two pieces, the strainer that holds the teabag or tea leaf holder and the bottom part where the tea liquid drips. The date is circa 1910.
The strainer is 1 1/8” high, 5” long and 3 ¾” wide.
The flowers look like pink dogwood blossoms. The leaves are green. Everything is outlined in gold trim. The edges are trimmed in gold with raised dots. The tab handle has a yellow-green color under the gold trim.
The bottom is like a round box. The decorations extend around the outside circumference. The top nestles into the bottom and has a slightly scalloped edge.
The strainer is not marked as to the maker.
There are no chips, nicks, cracks or crazing. There is a little bit of tea stain residue due to use by the estate.
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