A Most Unusual
Early Strainer
Ex ROGER BACON
 

Northeast, ca. 18th Century  
Hardwood, likely cherrywood. Under high magnification I see what appears to be faint lathe tool marks, so turned rather than carved. Each hole individually drilled. I have never seen this form of a strainer/sieve before. I suspect given its personal size and shape that it was used for tea. Excellent patina.

About 6 inches diameter x ¾ at the rim.

Provenance includes a fine Northeast collection and the legendary dealer Roger Bacon. 
 

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