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Tea infuser

Object Number: 
1988.51
Date: 
1887-1903
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 7/8 x 1 x 1 in. ( 4.8 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: on the base: a horse and, "STERLING/ 925/ 1000 FINE/ 8761"
Description: 
Cast and wrought silver tea infuser in the shape of a tea caddy; rectangular cannister with a wrought cherubim and foliate scroll motif around the sides; seated on four ball feet; screen applied across the inside of the base; hinged, circular domed cover with circular perforations in the top; chain with a ring terminal attached to the top of the cover; maker's marks stamped on the base.
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