N. F. Silver 1877 Julep Strainer

Here is an antique silver plated julep strainer that is marked “N. F. Silver Co. 1877” which is a hallmark of Oneida. N. F. stands for Niagara Falls. This strainer measures slightly over 6 and 1/2 inches in length and the bowl measures approximately 3 inches wide.

547439285 Acorn Julep Strainer N. F. Silver Co.

There is an acorn figure cutout on the handle. The acorn was used as a logo by I. W. Harper Whiskey (Bernheim Distilling, Louisville, KY) and it is possible that this strainer is associated with them.

Please see my blog post “The Victorian Bar” to read more about cocktail strainers in general:

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

This is a nice heavy strainer and could also be used as an ice scoop.

This strainer is available here at my Etsy shop:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/547439285/silver-plated-antique-julep-strainer

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