Creamware Strainer ca. 1800Creamware Strainer ca. 1800Creamware Strainer ca. 1800Creamware Strainer ca. 1800Creamware Strainer ca. 1800

Here is an interesting item for the creamware collector. Strainers like this were made of creamware for utilitarian purposes: lemon juice straining, egg separating, and ones such as this, for straining cream in the dairy. Usually these are plain, but this one has a painted green border with black line.

At this period of history, it was considered a genteel occupation to be doing dairy work as part of the household chores, which may account for this being a step above a plain creamware piece. And even if relegated to the dairy maid, the creamware had a more sanitary appearance than other materials.

The piece is very thinly potted, roughly circular with two pouring lips, and a fine pierced straining section. Amazing that a "kitchen tool" so delicate would survive.

Unmarked, but probably from the Staffordshire district ca. 1800.

Size: Approximately 7.5" at widest, 1.25" deep.

Condition: Some small flakes at edge. No other chips, cracks or repairs.

Note that I try to be conservative about condition descriptions, carefully noting any flaws. Of course, with antique items, there will be some signs of usage, and/or manufacturing defects. But overall, my customers have always been pleasantly surprised upon receiving their items, and of course, returns are no problem if I happen to miss anything.

Item ID: 1458

Creamware Strainer ca. 1800

$142 USD

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