Superb Mid 1800s Dutch Silver Large Egg Form Tea Ball Strainer With Chain For Sale
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SUPERB mid 1800s DUTCH SILVER LARGE EGG FORM TEA BALL STRAINER with CHAIN
Presented is a fabulous Dutch silver tea ball. This piece dates to the mid 1800s. The tea ball is done in the form of a large egg, easily the size of a jumbo egg from the supermarket. This is one of the bigger tea balls we have ever seen, in decades of working with antique silver. The tea ball is of a good size for an entire pot of tea, certainly. This is a very useable piece, with plenty of openings on the sides to allow the tea to steep. The pierced openwork is well done and very visually appealing, in various scroll and flower designs.
The tea ball and chain are in great condition. The ball opens and closes well. The hinge of the lid is in good shape. There are no breaks and no repairs.
The ball is hallmarked with the Dutch small article mark, the Dutch export mark in the shape of a key, as well as two French import marks. The ring where the chain is attached is also marked with the Dutch small article mark, so it is clearly original to the piece. This piece is at least 833 purity silver.
The egg is about 2 1/2 inches long. With the chain, the total length of the piece is about 11 inches.
The piece weighs 58.8 grams or 2.1 regular ounces.
Good luck and offer with confidence.
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