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Tea infuser

Object Number: 
1988.39
Date: 
ca. 1900
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 1/2 x 1 1/2 in. ( 6.4 x 3.8 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: on the bezel: a cross between "STERLING" and "2767H"
Description: 
Cast and wrought silver tea infuser; caldron-shaped body with an all over hammered surface; circular perforations in the bottom of the bowl and around the sides; hinged, flat circular lid with concave sides, a ball finial, and circular perforations in the top; semi-circular handle attached to each side with a chain with a ring terminal attached to its center; bowl seated on the hollow legs; makers' marks stamped on the bezel.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Estate of Mildred S. Rosenberg, Queens, New York
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group