DESCRIPTION The very first book devoted to antique silver lemon strainers, this is the fruit of a decade's research by a biology teacher turned silver expert who gives equal weight to analysis and aesthetics. Lemon strainers, normally consigned to the 'miscellany' pages of antique silver guides, are varied, beautiful and collectable and survive in surprising numbers considering their 150 years of use in punch making ended 200 years ago: the author's database contains 900 examples from England, Ireland, Scotland and America. After an extensive introduction, lemon strainers are described in 27 categories and lavishly illustrated with 268 figures.
Publisher: Grosvenor House Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781839753947
Number of pages: 190
Weight: 735 g
Dimensions: 280 x 216 x 13 mm
REVIEW by Ian Bedford I have just received my copy and recommend it unreservedly to anyone with an interest in orange strainers and 18th century silver. Michael prefers the term lemon strainers and explains why in his book. Comprehensive study of the subject peppered with delicious vignettes on social and domestic history.

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Price £far too cheap in my opinion, currently around £13
any questions, email the author