Whiting Lotus Immaculate Sterling Ice Cream Server
Whiting's and Gorham's Lotus are nearly twin patterns, although there are subtle differences. The primary distinguishing feature is the number of lotus fronds in the design, Gorham having three and Whiting, as with this piece, having five. They are both a product of the c. 1870 Egyptian Revival movement and are patterns that have never lost appeal. This example is a 10 1/8" long, 2.0 T. oz., ice cream server. It is in immaculate condition, showing essentially no wear, and is without a monogram or removal. The blade has a frosted gold finish front and backsides, and is precisely engraved with a design that replicates the pattern itself. The backside is plain, save for being stamped "Sterling."