Antique Silver George II Lemon Strainer made in 1742


A pretty antique silver lemon strainer which is very attractively pierced and has a cast handle applied to each side.

Date 1742
Made By Joseph Steward
Location London
Stock Number W251x14
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Maker: Joseph Steward

A pretty antique silver lemon strainer which is very attractively pierced and has a cast handle applied to each side.

The strainer although designed to strain fruit for punches could be used as a tea strainer.

It is hallmarked on the front amongst the piercing and is in good condition.

Dimensions, width from handle to handle 15 cm, width of bowl 8.5 cm , height, 2.5 cm.

Weight, 2.45 troy oz

Joseph Steward

Joseph I Steward
Son of Joseph Steward of Hornchurch in the Country of Essex blacksmith, apprenticed to Peter White 22 October 1709. Signatory as journeyman to the petition against assaying the work of foreigners not having served seven years apprenticeship, February 1716.
Free, 13 May 1718. First mark entered as largeworker, 18 November 1719. Address: “ Maden Lane” .
Second (Sterling) mark, 7 September 1720. Third mark, 28 June 1739. Address: Maiden Lane “Goldsmith “. For his son Joseph II see below. Heal records him as plateworker, Maiden Lane, 1719-39. His two other entries for the same name belong to Joseph II.
Joseph Steward II
Son of the above, apprenticed to Richard Pargeter 5 March 1745/?6 and turned over to Richard Bailey 4 October 1951. Freedom unrecorded.
First mark entered as large-worker, 29 January 1755. Address: Haberdasher Square, Grub Street.
Second mark (two sizes), 8 April 1755. Third mark as small worker, 9 September 1762. Address: Foster Lane. Fourth mark as the same, 14 March 1768. Address: Gutter Lane. Fifth mark as the same, 7 March 1770. Address: Wood Street. Livery, December 1771.
Sixth mark, 3 June 1773. Seventh, 18 June 1773. Eighth, 4 April 1780. Address: 98 Wood Street. Ninth, 23 May 1783. His son John was apprenticed to him in 1770.
Heal records him without differentiation from his father as small worker, Gutter Lane,1765-6; and 89 or 98 (?) Wood Street, 1770-93, He appears as small worker, Wood Street, in the Parl. Reports list 1773, and entered an incuse mark as such, 8 July 1775.

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