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Sterling Silver941 of 1317My sterling Black Starr and Frost 16 in trumpet vase!Towle "Lady Mary" Pat 1917 Silver Monograms
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Posted 3 years ago


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Here in Australia tea is becoming more and more popular as an alternative to coffee for the caffeine hit. Silver is a passion of mine and I was pleased to buy this tea strainer at the Rozelle markets a year ago at a reasonable price.

I like the way that this one is pierced in an eight pointed star pattern: symbolizing balance, harmony, cosmic order & nature’s rule.
The maker of this piece of Danish silver is Christian F Heise who worked from 1904 to 1932. Beneath the handle are his initials and the Three Tower mark of Danish silver & 29. The three Tower mark of Copenhage became the Danish standsard silver mark for all cities in 1893. It guarantees a purity of 826/1000. Each year has a slightly different design of the three towers.


  1. stainedglass stainedglass, 3 years ago
    Oooooo....I so need, one of those!!! Super find!!
  2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Many thanks stainedglass and my mate BELLIN68 too!
  3. Budek Budek, 3 years ago
    I love wide apron and delicate pierced pattern,'s a beautiful design,
    and being a hand-made piece makes it even more wonderful.
  4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Many thanks Hunter, packrat-place, michelleamieux & Budek too!
  5. ozmarty ozmarty, 3 years ago
    Sipping on a cuppa while looking at this!
    Very handy things tea strainers they save having a mouth full of tea leaves ...but not so good for telling fortunes!!
  6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Ciao Marty, love those new vases!
    Paul's current favourite is T2's "Lemongrass & Ginger".
    I'll just buy some fortune cookies instead!
  7. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Many thanks scandinavian_pieces!
  8. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Many thanks bratjdd!
  9. AmberRose AmberRose, 3 years ago
    This is lovely and useful!
    Been working a ton, so apparently missed it when you posted.
    Hope you are doing well, V. We are having unusually warm weather here so we have our bicycles out. My son, five, does NOT want his training wheels off. Rather than ruin his love for the bike, we are going to give him some time. Soon enough his friends will tease him to taking them off.
    The sun feels wonderful, hope it is still shining down by you.
  10. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Hi Amber, many thanks for the "lurv".
    It's the opposite today in Sydney, it's been pouring all morning. I'm off to see my Mum in hospital this morning so I'll be trying out an umbrella and rugging up. In WA there's a cyclone arriving in Port Hedland area: Global Warming = Global Strange Weather. Margaret Whitlam died overnight. A great Ozzie woman!

    Happy St Patrick's Day!
  11. Connieg123 Connieg123, 3 years ago
    Beautiful strainer!
  12. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Many thanks Connieg123!
  13. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks miKKoChristmas11 & wolcott1 too!
  14. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks IVAN49!
  15. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks Superslo, petey and packratplace!
  16. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks freiheit!
  17. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks AEON!
  18. SEAN68 SEAN68, 1 year ago
  19. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Thanks yet again SEANB,
  20. SEAN68 SEAN68, 1 year ago
    your very welcome Kevin:)
  21. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks mustangT!
  22. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks MANIKIN!
  23. vetraio50 vetraio50, 12 months ago
    Many thanks TOM61375!
  24. tom61375 tom61375, 12 months ago
    You are very welcome vetraio50! =)
  25. vetraio50 vetraio50, 11 months ago
    Many thanks AGHCOLLECT!
  26. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 month ago
    Many thanks again AGHCOLLECT!!!!!

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