830 grade silver “Butterfly” tea strainer with drip pan

Item number: 58306

A rare 830 grade silver tea strainer with drip pan in “Butterfly” pattern,
Copenhagen 1919/20

The front side of the silver strainer with a subtle martelé, the handle spreading slightly towards the end and adorned with a plastical butterfly. The drip pan also showing a hammered surface and standing on three flared, butterfly shaped feet. Very rare tea strainer in good and authentic condition. The strainer itself stamped for Copenhagen 1919, the drip pan for 1920 (the town mark of the drip pan rubbed). The hammered surface as well as the butterfly pattern are in excellent condition and not blind polished in any way. Without monogram and very rare.

14.6 cm / 5.74″ length (tea strainer)

The danish “Butterfly” silver cutlery was produced in small quantities only, also by Frigast and is today one of the most sought-after cutleries of the Art Nouveau period. This is not least because neither the designer nor the first silversmith of the butterfly cutlery can be clearly identified.