Decorative Tea Strainer
Tea Strainer Styles
There are many styles of tea strainers, and the were very decorative, especially in Victorian times.
Elaborate metal work went into the intricate designs and the utmost detail was paid to creating each of these unique tea strainers. They can be very elaborate and beautiful. You will find some gorgeous silver plated tea strainers that when you look closely, the detail will amaze you.
Decorative & Antique tea strainers are collectable, so if you have been given a tea strainer or two from your Grandmother or it has passed down through your family, hang on to it. Do not toss or send these to the thrift store. There are a great many people who search for these tea strainers to add to their collection.
The best decoratives can fetch you a big buck as well. Check out online autions and other resources to determine the value before you go tossing a tea strainer away. Even if your tea strainer turns out not to be valuable, they are still very collectable.
Often there are markings or stamps on the back of the handle. These markings and stamps can be used to track down who made the tea strainer and when. Typically the markings are either on the end of the handle or near where the handle meets the strainer itself. If you think you see a marking, get out a magnifying glass and see what it says. You can then use this information to track down the origin of the strainer. From there you will have an easier time determing the value.
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