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Sunday, October 21, 2012

{Vintage Silver Tea Strainer with Cherubs}

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.
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!
A big thank you to Johanna Gehrlein, author of the book: Rosen-Bestecke and expert in rose silver.
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.
Sold out...

Are you using loose tea at home?
Do you own a tea strainer?
Love to know...

Related link:
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
Tea with Kate Spade  from High Heeled Life in the Country; showing off this very tea strainer...


  1. no finery for me. i use the store-bought tea bags. :)

  2. Dear Mariette,

    The vintage tea strainer is so beautiful and love the sweet cherubs.
    I use a teapot most mornings with loose leaves and a strainer, as I think that it has a better flavour. However if I am in a hurry just place the Twinnings English teabags in the teapot and that makes a nice cup of tea.

    Have a lovely weekend

  3. Dearest Mariette,
    The tea strainer from Germany from four silver HallMakes other country.
    I don't have the tea silver and neglecting drink because I am not tea drinkers.
    But I am very interests so much in ALL over the country for you are show to us.
    Thank you so much Mariette san!
    Hugs and love to you always!
    Enjoy lovely weekend.

  4. Dear Mariette,
    I am thrilled to see this wonderful German true silver tea strainer. It is Hanau made from the manufaktur of J.L. Schlingloff. Thats really wonderful quality and adds some luxury to every tea table. Such a tea strainer is very helpful in the kitchen. You can use them to strain tea but also to strain little amounts of other liquid. And they are helpful to spread sugar on pancakes and so on. Thank you for showing this amazing treasure.
    Best greetings, Johanna

    1. Dearest Johanna,

      Thanks for your valuable information! After all, you are the true German Rose Silver expert and some more. I've already used the information in my blogpost and will adapt the website as well. Indeed, as sugar sifter it will work fine.
      Hugs to you,

  5. Mariëtte, wat laat je toch elke keer prachtig zilverwerk zien. Ik word er heel hebberig van. Fijne zondag, lieve groet

  6. Dear Mariette,
    What a pretty tea strainer. I love the intricate and delicate design.
    I have many, ranging from strictly utilitarian to a pretty little silver plate my sister gave me, nothing as pretty as that one though. Like Johanna I use them in the kitchen whenever I need a fine mesh strainer.
    I always use loose tea because the flavor and variety are so much better, and I would go broke if I had to buy tea bags. I drink a lot of tea. Depending on which pot I use I also use strainer inserts....good for making a single cup too.
    Right now I am drinking Finest Russian Caravan from Upton Tea Company. It's really an afternoon blend but I drink it anytime. I don't think the Tea Police will come after me!
    We are enjoying true Indian Summer up here. I hope your week end is a nice. *S*

  7. Dearest Mariette,
    I have never seen "Vintage Silver Tea Strainer" and such a GORGEOUS one!!! Oh, I would display it in the cabinet because too wonderful to use♡♡♡
    Lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

  8. Dearest Mariette
    I do not know anything about silver so I have no suggestions for who has done this.
    But I understand enough to see that this little tea strainer is a very beautiful work.
    Hugs to you

  9. Dear Mariette, what a beautiful tea strainer you have in your shop! It is so nicely decorated. With this you can truly drink your tea with style! Hope you had a great weekend. Love, Jagoda


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