A nice vintage silver plated tea strainer, this sit over the cup to sift the leaves if you use loose tea, or can be used to infuse if you place a tea bag in it. The design of the strainer is a traditional colonial shape, it measures 4 3/4" by 1 1/2" and the rim is 2 3/4" diameter. The strainer is especially useful as it has a drip cup/stand, this is original to the piece and fits perfectly. The strainer is very sturdy with an attractive design, it does have some losses to the silver plating, these are mainly on the base section, you can just see them in the photos where they show as spotting through to the underlying brass metal. This would be a perfect strainer for regular use, it is highly functional and also quite elegant.