Antique tea strainer in the form of a Chinese or Japanese Lantern. Sterling silver, with the logo of Webster Company, of North Attleboro, Massachusetts. Made late in the 19th century, when tea was made with loose tea instead of tea bags. This tea ball has the original chain and ring. A dainty little piece, 1 and 3/8 inch diameter. Height 1 and 3/4 inches, and with chain 6.5 inches. It shows normal usage but no issues. A nice figural for your collection of tea strainers. I did not polish, as I like to see the signs of age.

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ITEM ID
F857
TYPE
Holloware
COLOR
Silver
CREATOR
Webster
ORIGIN
United States • American
AGE
Late 19th Century
PURPOSE
Tea Strainers
ITEM TYPE
Antique

Arlene Rabin Antiques

Sterling Tea Strainer Figural Chinese Lantern

$85

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