Of large size and heavy gauge, the two-handled
shallow circular bowl pierced with a simple geometric flowerhead,
bearing the crest of the family of Molyneux who were created Earls of Sefton :
the inner bowl rim engraved a Chapeau gules
turned up ermine, adorned with a plume of peacock's feathers proper;
the opposite inner rim engraved with an Earl's
coronet; cast foliate form handles
Literature : Recently published in "Silver Lemon Strainers, 1686-1846", Michael Adams, Fig. 108, p. 89 :
Condition : Excellent; handle marks partially
rubbed but legible; bowl center maker’s mark rubbed but legible;
other marks bowl pierced through; no dents,
splits or repairs
(also known as punch or orange strainers) were introduced in the 18th century, probably in
punch drinking and punch bowls. Punch was a very popular drink in early 18th
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
bitter, weak, and alcoholic. There were several recipes - some involving tea
or milk. The most
included water, sugar, limes, lemons or oranges, spices and spirits.
It could be served
warmed or chilled.
4.25” Diameter x 9.5” Over Handles / 4.4 oz.
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