Charles Aldridge & Henry Green, London, 1771




Of heavy gauge, the circular bowl with simply pierced concentric flowerhead design within a gadrooned rim,

the two open C-scroll and beaded handles centering pierced shell terminals; the bowl shoulders

engraved in conjoined script IAA among flourishes;



bowl marked with lion passant, date and London mark, bowl mark's mark pierced through and rubbed;

each handle marked with lion passant and maker's mark


Literature : Recently published in "Silver Lemon Strainers, 1686-1846", Michael Adams, Fig. 62, p. 72 :


"Silver Lemon Strainers 1686-1846", Michael Adams


Condition : Excellent; bowl maker's mark pierced through and rubbed; handles marks clear to partially rubbed;

there are no breaks or repairs


Lemon strainers (also known as punch or orange strainers) were introduced in the 18th century, probably in

conjunction with punch drinking and punch bowls. Punch was a very popular drink in early 18th century

Great Britain, prior to the popularity of wine. The word "punch "is said to have derived from the Hindu word

"panch", for five.  It was introduced in the mid 17th century, and consisted of five ingredients  - basically being

sweet, sour, bitter, weak, and alcoholic. There were several recipes - some involving tea or milk.  The most usual

combination included water, sugar, limes, lemons or oranges, spices and spirits.  It could be served warmed or chilled.


4-1/4" Wide (Bowl),  8-7/8" Wide Over Handles / 4 oz. 


pRICE : Please Inquire













Shown Together With

George III Silver Lemon Strainer - Samuel Meriton II

crested for the family of  Molyneux who were created Earls of Sefton













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