Unmarked Aesthetic

For sale is an antique silverplated julep strainer with an aesthetic design. It is unmarked as to manufacturer. It measures 5 and 7/8ths inches in length and the bowl measures approximately 2 and 3/4ths inches wide.

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The pattern is unknown. It is somewhat similar to the aesthetic Eastlake pattern that dates to 1882. I believe it to be silverplate. Unlike many other julep strainers that have a “star” or “clover” or “shield” cut-out in the handle (presumably to hang the strainer on the wall), this one does not.

This strainer has general wear and some areas of considerable wear. In the bowl there are some areas where the plate is gone and shows what appears to be a brass base. Part of the edge of the back of the bowl has roughness and there is an area on the back of the bowl that has considerable wear and some corrosion.

If you are interested in this strainer, please go to my Etsy shop listing here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/254599034/antique-silver-plated-julep-strainer

To read more about julep strainers and their use, please see my blog post “The Victorian Bar”:

http://queenofsienna.wordpress.com/2013/06/29/the-victorian-bar/

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