1904 Sterling silver tea strainer with turned mahogany handle Birmingham 1904
A very nice Vintage English Silver Tea made by Gorham Manufacturing Co
Assayed in Birmingham and dated 1904
The Customs Act of 1842 ordered that imported gold and silver couldn't be sold in Great Britain and Ireland unless it had been assayed at a British Office.
In 1867 the Foreign Mark was introduced adding an "F" to the appropriate British hallmark. Gorham Manufacturing Co had premises at Sterling Works, Barr Street, Birmingham & Providence, Rhode Island, USA
The Letter F was replaced in 1904 with a decimal .925
The Strainer has a decorative pierced bowl and lathe-turned wooden handle.
It is in very good condition.
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