Art Deco style silver tea strainer

Art Deco style silver tea strainer

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6272

Classic Art Deco style silver tea strainer with Union Jack pattern pierced bowl and wide, open-work lugs or handles. It is accompanied by a plain silver drip bowl.

Tea strainers emerged in 17th century Europe when tea drinking became hugely popular and readily available to those outside China. Given the surge in tea drinking in Europe and America, the tea strainer was designed to separate the loose leaves from the hot water and many silver examples were accompanied by a drip stand or bowl where the strainer could be placed in between cups of tea. Tea's new fashion status attracted silversmiths to create a wide variety of tea-related accessories that were often turned into elaborate masterpieces.

Even today, the pleasure of a properly made cup of tea with tea leaves is undiminished and a silver tea strainer is the perfect accessory for the event

Art Deco was a popular design style in the 1920s and '30s characterised especially by sleek geometric or stylised forms. It represented luxury, glamour, exuberance, and faith in social and technological progress.

Dimensions:

Width 110 mm / 4 516"
Diameter 55 mm / 2 1332"
Weight 75 g (2.41 troy ozs)
Year

1933/37

Place

Birmingham

Condition

Excellent

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