Whiting "Dresden" Enameld Sterling Sugar Spoon
An appealing floral design, Whiting also used "Dresden" as a base for a line of enameled flatware. This 5 3/4" long, 1.0 T. oz. sugar spoon is an example of this series. This technique was popular in the late 19th century, and with its fine interstices and delicate raised details, this is especially effective in this instance. The colors, a pearl white, pale turquoise, light salmon pink, and olive greens, form a subtle, balanced, palette. The bowl on this spoon is over-sized, has a scalloped rim, embossed shoulders and heel, and is finished in a pale gold wash. There is no monogram (nor room for one other than in the bowl). The condition is flawless. Enamel does not easily adhere to silver, and examples such as this, without chipping or other loss, are not readily found. Marks are the Whiting emblem, "Sterling," "Pat. 1896," and an Old English "O."