Rogers & Brittin Julep Strainer

Here is an antique silver plated julep strainer that is marked “R. & B. Co. A1”. This is a mark used by Rogers & Brittin, West Stratford, CT who were only in business from 1880 to 1882. It measures approximately 5 and 1/2 inches in length and the bowl measures approximately 2 and 3/4ths inches wide. It has a fluted design on the handle ( both sides) flanked by chevron shapes on either end with an aesthetic pattern within. There is a notched clover cut out at the top of the handle.

629617794 Rogers & Brittin Strainer

This strainer has a reverse bend handle meaning it is opposite to that commonly found on julep strainers. I have seen many clover strainers with these reverse bends with various backstamps. The strainer holes are always round (as they are on this strainer) and the cut-outs are always a clover on these reverse bends. The clover cut-out on this strainer is notched, which is unusual. I believe these strainers were made for double straining and not primarily for pouring. Please read my blog which explains my reasons for reaching this conclusion

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

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