Antique 1887 Sterling Silver Teapot Spout Tea Strainer Basket Whiting USA Tea Leaf Catcher
This is a hard-to-find Whiting Manufacturing silver Company, USA antique sterling silver pivoting tea strainer basket with prongs that fit into the teapot spout and swivel below the spout to strain out the leaves as loose tea is poured from the teapot that is rarely seen.
The wonderful pivoting tea strainer teapot spout basket dates to 1887 according to the mark and design number.
The elegant tea gadget or accessory measures 5 inches long overall, with the basket... which is a swirled scalloped round with a flower bottom... measuring 1 inch high by 2 inches in diameter, and the prongs which support it in the spout are 2.5 inches long.
It is in wonderful used vintage condition with no dents or damage, but a slight bend to a prong.
The sterling silver teapot spot tea strainer basket weighs 23.9 grams.
Perfect for an Edwardian, Victorian or anytime tea party or afternoon tea.
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