Vintage Tea Strainer. 1950s loose leaf tea infuser. Retro chrome tea strainer with opalescent handle. Perfect for an afternoon tea party!


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Vintage from the 1950s



Vintage Tea Strainer. 1950s loose leaf tea infuser. Retro chrome tea strainer with opalescent handle. Perfect for an afternoon tea party!

Description ~

This tea strainer has a very elegant design and works very well. A very good quality item that would be a lovely addition to a tea party or to your vintage teacup or tea set. If you love drinking proper loose leaf tea in style this tea strainer is just right! Its very practical to clean and because the strainer is chrome and not silver plate, it does not need regular polishing and doesn't get stained by tea. The handle is an opalescent, semi-translucent plastic that resembles mother of pearl in appearance. It is very beautiful and very unusual, adding an extra special touch to this tea strainer.

There is no maker's mark, but it is an English tea strainer.

Perfect for everyday tea drinking, this strainer would work especially well with a retro or mid century tea set, teacup or mug.

Condition ~

Very good condition. The chrome is still shiny and bright, with very little wear. The handle is also in very good condition. Any further wear commensurate with age and use.

Dimensions ~

Total length, shoulder tip to handle tip directly opposite 7 inches (17.8cm) approx.

Strainer bowl diameter 2 3/8 inches (6cm)

Packaging and shipping ~


Your tea strainer will arrive carefully packaged, with FREE gift wrapping of vintage style brown paper and ribbon. My standard pretty gift wrapping is available year round.

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East Retford, United Kingdom

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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.
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