Exceptional American Sterling Silver Tea Strainer, made in the late 1800's, early 1900's by Frank M. Whiting & Co, North Attleboro, MA. Decorative bead work around the six sides makes this an elegant classic, luxury quality for your tea time! The fine turned handle is ebonized dark wood, fully marked with the F Whiting hallmark and STERLING. A treasure to add to your tea table, or to gift to a host or hostess you love who has a silver or tea related collection. Patina from being used over 100 years. Measures 6~1/8" long, bowl:2~1/4 x 2~1/2.