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Tea Strainer

A mastodon-tooth fragment, rounded and polished, serves as the handle to a deep biomorphically shaped bowl that displays piercings in an abstract pattern. The interior is gilded.

Inscription

None.

Marks

“925 SMITH” incised on handle.

Provenance

Retained by the artist until made a gift to the Museum.

Credit Line

Gift of Carlyle and Isabelle Smith

about 1945–50

Object Place

Lawrence, Kansas, United States

Accession Number

1993.594

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver flatware