Category Archives: bar

Wm. Holmes & Maryland Britannia

It’s always interesting to come across an unfamiliar backstamp on a piece of silver. At least for me it is.  And when it’s on a julep strainer, it’s even more interesting as I have a fondness for these bar tools. This … Continue reading

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Julab, julap, julep….

I can’t help but admire the variety of designs of julep strainers that were manufactured over 100 years ago.  Size, shape of bowl and handle, cut-out design and pattern were varied.  A sampling is shown below. I vaguely recall that … Continue reading

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Julep Strainer: Different but not Unusual

A while ago I came across a William Rogers antique julep strainer that was unusual.  The “bend” in the handle where it meets the bowl was reversed, or opposite to the way usually seen on julep strainers.  The julep strainer … Continue reading

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The Smallest Bar Spoon

There is a page in the 1886 Meriden Britannia Catalog that displays the various bar spoons and julep strainers offered that year.  The first spoon shown under the “Bar Spoon” heading is called a “Delmonico Small” spoon.  As all the … Continue reading

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Pardon me, sir, there’s something in your mustache…

There you are, sitting at your favorite bar, sipping a delightfully cool and refreshing fruit smash.  You notice the bartender is looking at you a little strangely.  Then he leans over and whispers “Pardon me, sir, there’s something in your mustache.”  … Continue reading

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