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A fine George III Strainer made in London in 1767 by Samuel Herbert & Company.

The Strainer has a circular bowl with raised rim decorated with cording. This piece has two handles so that it can be placed over the top of a puch bowl, so that the fruit could then be squeezed and strained into the punch. The handles are decoarted with scrolls and the bowl is pierced with roundels to simulate stylised flower heads. This piece is in excellecnt condition and is very well marked in the bowl and with the sterling mark on each of the side handles. The side of the bowl is also engraved with a contemporary Crest. Samuel Herbert was a specialist pierced worker who made fine strainers and baskets.

Length: 9.75 inches, 24.38cm.
Diameter of the bowl: 4 inches, 10cm.
Weight: 5oz.


gbp 1,650