For the cozy winter season coming up, what a joy for serving some hot tea for friends. In order to do this in a traditional and romantic style, I found for you a Vintage Silver-Tea-Strainer with Cherubs. Very unique piece and it will be hard for finding a second one. As usual, available at my Zen Cart powered on line boutique: Mariette's Back to Basics, see link below post.
Shown here, resting atop a teacup & saucer.
You can see the cherubs around this solid silver-tea-strainer.
Closeup of the cherubs from the handle down...
Closeup of the cherubs on the side.
The four silver hallmarks.
This tea strainer came from Germany but I need some help with the markings.
Does anybody have an idea which silver maker had these marks?
Any help is greatly appreciated!
According to her it is: German silver from Hanau by silversmith J.L. Schlingloff. The 4th hallmark clearly does show the initials J L with the S over them.
Check my comments for Johanna's reaction.
Johanna did cleverly point out in her comment that such a strainer can be used as a sugar sifter for decorating cake, pancakes or waffles. Many uses in the kitchen.
Are you using loose tea at home?
Do you own a tea strainer?
Love to know...
Vintage Silver Tea Strainer with Cherubs Zen Cart powered on line boutique: Mariette's Back to Basics
Silver-Sunday/Tea Accessories by Johanna's blog Silber+Rosen showing Tea Boxes by J.L. Schlingloff
Palazzo Falson information about J.L. Schlingloff early 20th Century
Vintage Tea Strainers at Antique Mall showing you several antique tea strainers
Tea with Kate Spade from High Heeled Life in the Country; showing off this very tea strainer...
Rekindling the Romance ~ With Yourself- Part 2 of 2 | Dear Friend Celia from High Heeled Life showing the tea strainer again... ♥