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Tea strainer

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The raised tea strainer has a circular bowl pierced with dots arranged in an eight-pointed star; an engraved line forms a border on one of the handles, which is foliate shaped; the other is pointed and similarly engraved.

Inscription

None.

Marks

“Stone [with profile of incuse chasing hammer stamped across St] / STERLING / B [sideways]” struck on bottom.

Provenance

Arthur and Elizabeth Bent Stone estate to their companion Annie E. Priest; by descent to Alma Bent, Stone’s cousin, from whom the Museum purchased the piece.

Credit Line

Seth K. Sweetser Fund

about 1914–1915

Object Place

Gardner, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 3.8 x 20.5 x 6.9 cm (1 1/2 x 8 1/16 x 2 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

1978.244

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware