Shown is an antique julep strainer marked Budde & Westermann. It measures 5 and 1/2 inches in length and the bowl measures approximately 2 and 3/4ths inches wide. Around the star cut-out in the handle is a delicate fancy design.
Budde & Westermann were suppliers to the restaurant and bar trade in the 1890s. They were located on Vessey Street in New York City. I suspect this strainer was actually made for them by Luther Boardman & Son as this same design julep strainer was featured in L. Boardman’s advertising in the 1890s.
To read more about julep strainers and their use, please see my blog post “The Victorian Bar”
And while you are at my blog, search “Boardman” as there are several posts on Luther Boardman.
You might also be interested in reading my blog post on turn of the century cocktail strainers here: