Whiting "Empire" Sterling Pierced Confection Spoon
Whiting's "Empire" dates from 1894 and features a columnar border leading to a rosette and fan or shell end. This latter motif is repeated where the handle joins the bowl and the entire terminal design is repeated in enlarged form in the heel of the bowl. This item is a 5 3/4" long, .8 T. oz., confection or bon bon spoon. The form resembles a nut spoon with its reticulated, shell-like bowl, but this is larger and asymmetrical. It has a broadened and flattened lower edge for scooping bon bons, petit fours or the like. The bowl retains a portion of its original gold wash finish. There is a script "M" on the handle. It is in excellent condition. Marks are the Whiting emblem, "Sterling," "Pat. Oct. 94," and and Old English "O."