An Antique English Gilt Silverplate Tea Strainer
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Att. Paye & Baker of Sheffield, turned wood handle, decorative flourishes to bowl of two-part ladle with mesh strainer, no monogram, worn "Patent Pending" mark.
LOA 6 3/8 in.
The design patented in 1917 by H. E. Nock whose patent application states: “My invention is an improved tea- and coffee-strainer for domestic use. The object of my improvement is to provide a dripless strainer of ornamental design and simple construction, easy and convenient to manipulate and adapt to prevent the contents from dripping when it is set down on the table at intervals in its use. A further object of my improvement is to provide for convenient removal of the screen from the strainer for cleansing, and for easy replacement thereof.”
Minor denting to edge of ladle - overall in good estate condition.