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18th Century BRASS STRAINER









£45

 

  18th Century BRASS STRAINER £45  
A wonderful decorative Antique that would look just great hanging at the back of that fire place. An 18th Century Brass STRAINER. The deep bowl pierced with a central star pattern with more radiating holes in circular pattern, the very old wooden handle a possible ancient replacement although over a 100 years old itself is fixed by a central Iron fitting that is attached to the brass by a very sturdy plate. In addition the brass is supported around the rim by an iron ring. A very similar strainer is illustrated in "The Brass Book by P.N.and Herbert Schiffer page 382 as being English or American and from the Old Sturbridge Village.

Diameter approx 11 1/2 inches, 29 cm.

Condition unpolished all the signs of great age The brass has numerous dents and splits particularly at the bottom were much of the iron band is seen. There is also a small repair patch to the rim near the handle. Household tools were repaired whenever possible in earlier times. Still has great colour with the brass going from golden colour to black The wooden handle has old splits and ware all consistent with great age and use..

Heavy at 1 kg



 

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