Mermod & Jaccard Reverse Bend

Here is an antique silver plated julep strainer that is marked “Mermod & Jaccard Co.” It measures approximately 5 and 3/4ths inches in length and the bowl measures approximately 2 and 3/4ths inches wide.

622861577 Mermod & Jaccard Julep Strainer

Mermod & Jaccard were quality jewelers and gold and silversmiths in St. Louis, MO. This mark was used from 1873 to 1905.

This strainer has a reverse bend handle meaning it is opposite to that commonly found on star julep strainers and those fancy design strainers. I have seen many clover strainers with these reverse bends with various backstamps. The strainer holes are always round and the cut-outs are always a clover. The clover cut-out on this strainer is smaller than I have seen on other strainers. I believe these strainers were made for double straining and not for pouring. Please read my blog which explains my reasons for reaching this conclusion

The last photo in my Etsy listing (link below) comes from Charley Mahoney’s 1912 book “The Hoffman House Bartender’s Guide”. It shows a bartender squeezing a lime for a lime rickey…he is squeezing the lime into a strainer over a glass similar to the position of this strainer in my lead photo. You could also use this strainer to double strain a beverage when pouring.

This strainer is available for sale here at my Etsy shop:

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