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Tea Strainer

ca. 1975 Anita Wiedenhoeft Born: Little Rose, Wisconsin copper and brass length: 7 1/8 x 2 7/8 in. (18.2 x 7.2 cm) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase 1975.165 Not currently on view


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The jewel-like form and playful lines of this tea strainer lead us to ask whether or not it is meant to be functional. The holes in the drip bowl echo the curved lines of the handle, unifying the parts in an elegant and whimsical form, while imitating the splashing and swirling of tea as it flows from a pot into a cup.

Keywords

decorative arts

Crafts - Metal

metal - brass

metal - copper

About Anita Wiedenhoeft

Born: Little Rose, Wisconsin