Thursday October 22, 2020

Object of Desire

The successful bidder for this early 18th century Irish two-handled lemon strainer may care to remember that when it was first used in 1714, Queen Anne was on the throne.

15th June, 2013
This early 18th century Irish two-handled lemon strainer is estimated at between €3,500 and €5,900 by Bonhams.

When making the summer pitcher of lemonade, the successful bidder for this early 18th century Irish two-handled lemon strainer may care to remember that when it was first used in 1714, Queen Anne was on the throne, Charles Spencer was Lord Lieutenant of Ireland and a century of Georgian Ireland was about to erupt.

The large bowl is pierced with a central scroll motif within radiating pierced flutes, the applied escutcheon-shaped handles with a large 'heart'...

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