Antique Art Nouveau French Sterling Silver Tea Strainer Thistle Pattern
Antique Art Nouveau French Sterling Silver Tea Strainer Thistle Pattern
Antique Art Nouveau French Sterling Silver Tea Strainer Thistle Pattern
Antique Art Nouveau French Sterling Silver Tea Strainer Thistle Pattern
Antique Art Nouveau French Sterling Silver Tea Strainer Thistle Pattern
Antique Art Nouveau French Sterling Silver Tea Strainer Thistle Pattern
Antique Art Nouveau French Sterling Silver Tea Strainer Thistle Pattern
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Antique Art Nouveau French Sterling Silver Tea Strainer Thistle Pattern

Antique Art Nouveau French sterling silver over the cup tea strainer. Finely decorated in repousse and intricately chased with a stunning pattern of thistle flowers and scrolling foliage surrounding a finely pierced bowl. The handle exhibits stunning detail and finesse, decorated with thistle, leaves and rocailles. Measures 5 3/4" length. Weighs 44.9 grams. Hallmarked with the French Minerve 1st standard mark, which guaranteed the finest quality French sterling silver of .950/1000 purity in use from 1838 (95% pure silver and higher grade than the standard .925 for sterling). Also bearing marks for notable silversmith Victor Boivin, active from 1897 at 5 rue de Montmorency in Paris. In overall good condition with general wear commensurate with use and age.