2 SILVER TEA STRAINERS ENGLAND MOTHER PEARL HANDLE 1893

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  • Item Category: Metals
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jul 31,2008
  • Channel: Online Auction

PAIR OF

LOVELY ANTIQUE

SILVER TEA STRAINERS

WITH MOTHER OF PEARL HANDLES

AND UNDERPLATES/STANDS

MARKED

"WL & Co. EPNS"

'MADE IN ENGLAND'

are a pair of absolutely lovely Silver Tea Strainers with gorgeous Mother of Pearl Handles. They each have their own individual underplates or stands. T are markings on the bottom of both of the stainers as well as the underplates. The engraving reads "WL & Co. EPNS Made in England".

From my research, I believe that the WL stands for William Lock & Co. of Birmingham, England which made silverware beginning in the year of 1893. The EPNS stands for Electro-plated Nickel Silver.

Both silver strainers are in Excellent Condition without any chips or dents and have a beautiful silver finish. The mother of pearl handles have beautiful irridescence and are securely attached to the tea strainer without any looseness. T is some minor surface wear to the underplates. The silver tea strainers measure 6 inches in length, 2 1/4 inches in width and 1 inch in depth. The underplate or stand measures 3 1/2 inches in diamater.

Whether you are a collector of beautiful vintage English silver or silver tea accessories, this pair of gorgeous silver tea strainers and stands would make a wonderful addition to your collection to use or display.

The silver tea strainers and stands will be sent by Priority Mail. Insurance is recommended at the buyer's expense as I will not be responsible for lost or damaged items that are not insured. Please check out my auctions for other Silver serving pieces - a Sterling carving knife and fork as well as a silver handled wooden fork and spoon. I will combine shipping costs for the high bidder of multiple items.

Please ask any questions before bidding. Thanks for looking and good luck bidding.