Georgian Silver Lemon Strainer, 1762
Lemon Strainer - Single Handle & Hook - London 1762 by Samuel Herbert & Co. - 10.5cm diameter; 15cm wide (incl. handle); 3cm high; 84g - GY/4262
This is a very attractive, early George III, silver lemon strainer with a single handle and hook for hanging over a bowl or goblet.
Used to prevent fruit pips spoiling the punch, lemon strainers were a prerequisite of Georgian parties for adding fruit juices to the mix and ideal in modern times for cocktails too. This example was made by Samuel Herbert & Co and has an attractive pierced design of a multi-petalled flower head to the circular bowl. It benefits from being in fine condition.