G.T.S Clover Julep & Toddy

Here is an antique silver plated julep strainer as well as a toddy strainer that are both marked “G.T.S. & Co.” The julep strainer measures approximately 5 and 3/4ths inches in length and the bowl measures approximately 2 and 3/4ths inches wide. The toddy strainer measures 4 and 1/4 inches long. There is a clover shaped cut-out in the handle of both (the toddy has a stem on the clover; the julep does not).

504376420 G.T.S.&Co. Clover Strainers SOLD

 

The bowl of the julep is in a scallop or shell shaped design; the toddy has a swirled bowl.

The bend in the handle of the julep strainer is in the opposite direction than in most other similar antique strainers. I have seen many another julep strainers made the same way. They all have the clover cut out on the handle. I believe this strainer might have been manufactured this way to allow the strainer to be served in the drink with the cupped shape up and act as a mustache guard or shield.

To read more on this unusual design, please read my blog post http://queenofsienna.wordpress.com/2015/07/20/julep-strainer-unusual-design/

Please see my blog post “The Victorian Bar” to read more about antique julep strainers:
http://queenofsienna.wordpress.com/2013/06/29/the-victorian-bar/

The toddy strainer could hang off a necklace/cord and be used as a pendant. Quite a statement piece!

You can see this listing here at my Etsy shop:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/504376420/antique-gts-co-silver-plated-clover

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