Lemon-strainer of silver

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Postcard of Lemon-strainer of silver.
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Lemon-strainer of silver

A lemon strainer was used when making punch. This silver example dates from 1827 and was made by D. C. Rait of Glasgow.

Lemons were cut and squeezed over the perforations, letting the juice run through into the punch bowl.

With the development of increasingly sophisticated eating habits, especially from the 18th century onwards, more items were required for the table and these were made in an increasingly diverse range of patterns.

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Online ID: 000-100-002-461-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MEQ 56
Date: 1827
Material: Silver. Inscription: Lion rampant; king's head; D C R; tree; fish; bell; I
Dimensions: 22 mm H x 300 mm L x 100 mm W
What: Strainer, lemon
Subject: Gold and silver (NMAS Classification)
Who: D.C. Rait, Glasgow (Silversmith)
Where: Scotland, Lanarkshire, Glasgow
Description: Silver lemon strainer by D.C. Rait, Glasgow, 1827
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