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J.R. WENDT 'RIBBON' STERLING TEASPOONS (6)

J.R. WENDT
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$210

John R. Wendt trained for his craft in Germany before moving to Boston, and around 1860 to New York in order to provide silver largely to Ball, Black & Co. His patterns were creative and his work excellent. 'Ribbon' was introduced ca. 1870, using a variety of delicate design elements that seem to layer the length of the upper handle like 'ribbons' which are held in place with two bands and terminate under a small bead. Condition is good – there is no softening of the pattern, no bending in the handles, no unwanted scratches or projections. The bowls show no thinning, but a couple of them have very minor dents; scratching is limited to expected polishing, and nothing stands out. A small and delicate JF monogram is in the roundel of the larger band. The 6 teaspoons are 5-7/8 in. long and weigh 170 g. Wendt very rarely marked his silver; the only words are 'patent,' 'sterling,' and the name of the retailer, JE Caldwell.

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