Julep Strainer & Bar Spoon

Here are both an antique silver plated julep strainer and bar spoon marked “W. R.” with a Maltese Cross symbol before it and a Keystone figure after it; this mark is commonly called “W. R. Keystone” and is one of the marks used by William A. Rogers. The strainer measures 5 and 3/4ths inches in length and the bowl measures approximately 2 and 3/4ths inches wide. The handle has a shield shape cut-out. The Windsor twist bar spoon is 8 inches long.


Harry Johnson, in his 1888 book, “The New and Improved Illustrated Bartender’s Manual” states that the strainer should be “placed in the drink and served”. You can read more about this in my blog post The Victorian Bar, here: http://queenofsienna.wordpress.com/2013/06/29/the-victorian-bar/

2 thoughts on “Julep Strainer & Bar Spoon

  1. Hi, I “believe” I have a Tom Collins, 1847 Samuel Simpson Spoon, and it is marked with “T.S Co” on the back, do you have any idea of its value.
    any feed back would be much appreciated.
    Thanks Erica


    1. Hi, there’s a manufacturer named 1847 Rogers and one named Simpson Hall Miller but neither use a “T. S. Co.” mark. It could be Towle mark or possibly International. If you could send me some photos (close-up mark and front and back of spoon) it would be helpful. You can email them to me at queenofsienna@gmail.com. Thanks!


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