Here is a silver plated julep strainer marked “H & T Mfg. Co. A1”. This mark is the Holmes & Tuttle Manufacturing Co. mark. This company was founded by Israel Holmes of Boston in 1851. They were taken over by Bristol Brass & Clock Co. in 1857 and became part of American Silver Co. in 1901 and then International Silver in 1935.
There is an acorn cut out on the handle as well as a ribbed design. It measures approximately 6 and 3/8 inches long and the bowl is about 3 inches wide.
It’s a nice heavy strainer.
You might find my blog post on the Victorian Bar interesting: http://queenofsienna.wordpress.com/2013/06/29/the-victorian-bar/
This strainer is available for sale here at my Etsy shop: