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wine strainer
  • B. M. Chester
    active: England, United Kingdom
  • wine strainer, 1824–1825
  • Where object was made: England, United Kingdom
  • silver
  • Object Height/Width: 13.7 x 8.6 cm
    Object Height/Width: 5 3/8 x 3 3/8 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.3763

Silver wine strainer decorated with a figure and foliate border. There is a full-length young male figure (identified as Dionysus) with a cup raised in his proper left hand. His legs are around a circular strainer with a rectangular border suggestive of a barrel. A grapevine in relief surrounds the strainer. The central strainer is domed with evenly spaced round holes.