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Cocktail Strainer

Object Number: 
1941.789
Date: 
ca. 1865
Medium: 
Silver plate
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 1/2 x 2 3/4 x 1 in. ( 14 x 7 x 2.5 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on the handle: "Sunnyside" in script stamped: on the underside of the handle: "HOLMES BOOTH &HAYDENS"
Description: 
Cast silver plated copper cocktail strainer with an oval handle pierced in the center by a five-pointed star and a small circle with "Sunnyside" engraved in script between; flared shoulders rolled into the circular, scalloped bowl pierced by nine rows of diamonds; maker's mark stamped on the underside of the handle.
Gallery Label: 
This cocktail strainer was used of the Hudson River Steamboat "Sunnyside."
Credit Line: 
Purchase
Provenance: 
The George W. Murdock Collection of Steamboat Artifacts
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group