A SMALL COLLECTION OF ANTIQUE SILVER AND OBJECTS OF VERTU

silver tea strainer - Italy



Italian silver tea strainer this is a silver tea strainer of unusual shape made in Italy at the end of 19th /beginning 20th century.
It is a typical 'Grand Tour' souvenir object with the handle decorated with mythological figures, floral motifs and Ancient Rome symbols (Imperial Rome eagle, axe with rod's bundle, 'SPQR' inscription).
The bowl is marked '800' (800/1000 Italian silver purity degree).
The tea strainer is 6 in. long (cm. 15) and was bought from an Italian dealer in an Antique market.

This item is not for sale, but most of my pieces were bought through the Internet. On the right bar of this page there are some links to silver and antique dealers websites
Italian silver tea strainer
Italian silver tea strainer
Italian silver tea strainer
Italian silver tea strainer
Italian silver tea strainer
Italian silver tea strainer Italian silver tea strainer hallmark

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