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George II punch strainer
Reference: S1113
Period: George II
Year: Circa 1731
Silversmith: Ralph Maidman
Place: London
Price: $ 740.00
Weight: 40 grams
Dimensions: 14,5cm including handles, bowl diameter 8cm.
Condition: Excellent

Description: A typical early Georgian two handled punch strainer, which was used for straining orange and lemon pips in the preparation of punch, which was a very popular drink in early 18th century Britian (before wine became popular). The bowl is pierced with 81 crosses arranged in a square, surrounded by pierced foliate decoration. The rim is reeded, and the handles are typical of the period. The strainer has an attractive crest of a clenched fist holding 3 three leaf clovers.The bowl interior is hallmarked with the makers mark struck 4 times, 3 of which are partially obscured by the pierced crosses, and one of which is fully intact and very clear.
George II punch strainer
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George II punch strainer
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George II punch strainer
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George II punch strainer
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