Vintage sterling tea strainer that fits over top of a cup or mug. You can use this with a tea bag or loose tea leaves. The holes are quite small so you can probably use it with powdered, ground tea. Marked Sterling, number 2749, and maker's mark for R. Wallace & Sons, of Connecticut. Mark used from 1871 to 1956. This is a substantial piece, weight 41 grams on my postal scale, not thin and delicate like some vintage strainers. Diameter of the bowl is 6.8 cm. or 2.7 inches. With handles, 5.25 inches. Depth .6 inch or 1.6 cm. The bowl sits steeping in the water. This is a great way to make tea, and can also be used for coffee. Condition is perfect, just normal usage. Well kept in a collection of tea strainers. A graceful and practical shape, with sturdy handles. This is a good example for your collection of vintage tea strainers , or a nice one to use.
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Sterling SIlver Tea Strainer for cup or mug