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Strainer

A circular strainer with curved sides and everted rim. Simple curved handles at sides fastened with band under rim, Handles and rim rather heavily beaded. The center is pierced with an elegant circle and petal design.

Inscription

Engraved with Allan crest: a dexter hand holding a cutlass, and motto "Dirigat Deus" on front.

Marks

Apparently unmakred.

Provenance

Presumably Allan family; 1948, gift of Mrs. Channing Swan (Accession Date November 18, 1948)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Channing Swan

about 1790

Accession Number

48.1285

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware