Vintage Tea Strainer and Drip Bowl, 1950s. English Silver Plate Looseleaf Tea Infuser. Perfect For An Afternoon Tea Party Or As A Tea Gift

$37.79

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Vintage from the 1950s

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Metal

Vintage Tea Strainer and Drip Bowl, 1950s. English Silver Plate Looseleaf Tea Infuser. Perfect For An Afternoon Tea Party Or As A Tea Gift

Description ~

A very beautiful silver plated English tea strainer and matching drip bowl dating to around 1950s.

This silver plated tea strainer has a very elegant design, with ornate shoulders that hold it over the teacup. It is an extremely stylish strainer that probably dates to around the 1950s, making this a very special and collectable tea strainer. There is no maker's mark, but it is most likely English and is a very good weight and size and with virtually no wear to the silver plating at all. A very good quality item that would be a lovely addition to a tea party or to your vintage teacup or tea set. It is of a pretty yet simple enough pattern design to work with both vintage and modern teacups and mugs. If you love drinking proper loose leaf tea in style this silver plated tea strainer is just right! The drip bowl has three little ornate feet and means you can leave the strainer on the table at teatime without tea drips staining your tablecloth or marking your table and linens.

Condition ~

In excellent vintage condition. The silver plate on both the tea strainer and drip bowl is still shiny and bright, it has a really high mirror-like shine. There is minor wear to the silver plating in the base of the tea strainer 'bowl' due to normal wear and use, but it does not spoil this item. This is a lovely vintage tea strainer which would very smart on any tea table or tea tray. Any further wear is commensurate with age, please just ask for photos.

Dimensions ~

Tea Strainer:
Total length from the point of one shoulder to the point of the shoulder on the opposite side: 13.6cm (5 3/8 inches)

Diameter from far edge of one rim of strainer 'bowl' to opposite far edge of rim of strainer 'bowl': 6cm (2 1/4 inches)

Drip Bowl:
Diameter of strainer 'drip bowl' (excluding handle): 5.7cm (2 1/4 inches)

All measurements approximate.

Packaging and Shipping ~

Your tea strainer will arrive carefully packaged and beautifully gift wrapped FOR FREE in vintage style brown paper and ribbon. Due to its excellent quality and weight it is a heavy little item. However, if I find I can pack it more lightly into a lower weight bracket I will refund any shipping overcharge.

**Due to value, this tea strainer will only be posted 1st class 'signed for' to UK addresses, or tracked and/or 'signed for' (depending on service availability at the final destination) to international addresses outside of the UK.

**FREE CHRISTMS THEMED GIFT WRAPPING! Just select the FREE Christmas gift wrapping shipping option at the checkout. Ribbon and parcel decoration may vary from the one in the photo, but it will be just as pretty**

I have many more tea strainers available in the 'tea strainer' section of my shop, and I regularly add new ones.

**Please read my shipping policies before ordering**

I will always combine postage in the most cost effective way for purchases of multiple items and refund any postage overcharge, should one arise. Please read my shipping policies before ordering. **If you are resident outside of the UK and nervous about ordering china or silverware from abroad please don't be. I take tremendous care to wrap all my items to the highest standard regardless of the distance they travel, near or far, by land or air. Please see my customer reviews, which confirm how well and carefully I package my orders and, of course, if you have any concerns or questions just ask and I will get back to you straight away**

Thank you for visiting my shop!
Vintage Tea Strainer and Drip Bowl, 1950s. English Silver Plate Looseleaf Tea Infuser. Perfect For An Afternoon Tea Party Or As A Tea Gift

Description ~

A very beautiful silver plated English tea strainer and matching drip bowl dating to around 1950s.

This silver plated tea strainer has a very elegant design, with ornate shoulders that hold it over the teacup. It is an extremely stylish strainer that probably dates to around the 1950s, making this a very special and collectable tea strainer. There is no maker's mark, but it is most likely English and is a very good weight and size and with virtually no wear to the silver plating at all. A very good quality item that would be a lovely addition to a tea party or to your vintage teacup or tea set. It is of a pretty yet simple enough pattern design to work with both vintage and modern teacups and mugs. If you love drinking proper loose leaf tea in style this silver plated tea strainer is just right! The drip bowl has three little ornate feet and means you can leave the strainer on the table at teatime without tea drips staining your tablecloth or marking your table and linens.

Condition ~

In excellent vintage condition. The silver plate on both the tea strainer and drip bowl is still shiny and bright, it has a really high mirror-like shine. There is minor wear to the silver plating in the base of the tea strainer 'bowl' due to normal wear and use, but it does not spoil this item. This is a lovely vintage tea strainer which would very smart on any tea table or tea tray. Any further wear is commensurate with age, please just ask for photos.

Dimensions ~

Tea Strainer:
Total length from the point of one shoulder to the point of the shoulder on the opposite side: 13.6cm (5 3/8 inches)

Diameter from far edge of one rim of strainer 'bowl' to opposite far edge of rim of strainer 'bowl': 6cm (2 1/4 inches)

Drip Bowl:
Diameter of strainer 'drip bowl' (excluding handle): 5.7cm (2 1/4 inches)

All measurements approximate.

Packaging and Shipping ~

Your tea strainer will arrive carefully packaged and beautifully gift wrapped FOR FREE in vintage style brown paper and ribbon. Due to its excellent quality and weight it is a heavy little item. However, if I find I can pack it more lightly into a lower weight bracket I will refund any shipping overcharge.

**Due to value, this tea strainer will only be posted 1st class 'signed for' to UK addresses, or tracked and/or 'signed for' (depending on service availability at the final destination) to international addresses outside of the UK.

**FREE CHRISTMS THEMED GIFT WRAPPING! Just select the FREE Christmas gift wrapping shipping option at the checkout. Ribbon and parcel decoration may vary from the one in the photo, but it will be just as pretty**

I have many more tea strainers available in the 'tea strainer' section of my shop, and I regularly add new ones.

**Please read my shipping policies before ordering**

I will always combine postage in the most cost effective way for purchases of multiple items and refund any postage overcharge, should one arise. Please read my shipping policies before ordering. **If you are resident outside of the UK and nervous about ordering china or silverware from abroad please don't be. I take tremendous care to wrap all my items to the highest standard regardless of the distance they travel, near or far, by land or air. Please see my customer reviews, which confirm how well and carefully I package my orders and, of course, if you have any concerns or questions just ask and I will get back to you straight away**

Thank you for visiting my shop!

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Please note, it is not possible to reserve items for first time customers, I'm very sorry. I can only reserve an item for a repeat customer, for a strict 24 hour period only.
All orders are gift wrapped in vintage style brown paper and pretty ribbon as standard. There is no extra charge for this. Christmas gift wrapping can also be selected for an order at the checkout. I reuse packaging boxes and filling materials wherever possible, for environmental reasons and to keep costs down, but please rest assured that your order will still look smartly gift wrapped.
**Please see my shipping policies for full details.**

Items priced at over £20, or equivalent value in the customer's currency, will only be sent 'tracked and/or signed for' to addresses outside of the U.K, (depending on availability in the destination country), or 'signed for' to UK addresses. Where this is the case, it will be stated in the item's description, under the 'Packaging and Shipping' section.

Orders of multiple items that total more than £20 in value (or equivalent amount in the customer's currency) will also only be sent 'tracked and/or signed for' internationally, or 'signed for' to UK addresses.

If you would like any other postage class other than the default service for an item, please contact me BEFORE ordering

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