Figural Wendell "Ariel" Sterling Sauce Ladle
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Wendell's late 19th century "Ariel" features a cherubic-looking figure set against a dense, decorative background. It is highly reminiscent of Dominick & Haff's "Labors of Cupid," which it predates by five years, 1895 vs. 1900.
This example is a 6 1/4" long, heavy, 1.7 T. oz. sauce ladle. The 1 3/4" diameter, 5/8" deep, bowl has flanged shoulders and a scalloped and patterned outer border.
This is in immaculate condition and without a monogram or removal. There is no polishing wear, or dings or dents in the bowl, and the finish is finely patinated.
Marks are the Wendell emblem and the word "Sterling."