Wendt "Applied Berries" Sterling Silver Serving Spoon
Made by John Wendt, this 9 1/4" long, approximately 2.2 T. oz., berry spoon is marked "Shreve, Stanwood & Co." for the c. 18060-69 Boston retailer which was a predecessor to today's Shreve, Crump & Low. It is also marked "Sterling." It has a tubular shank consistent with a form employed by Wendt on other patterns. The handle end is a shaped disk with finely engraved margins. The defining element of the piece is the cast and applied cluster of strawberries with an entwining ribbon. This is attached by a screw, as evidenced by the screw head that shows on the backside. The reverse also has a fancy script "JRM" monogram. The bowl is plum-shaped, has a partially ribbed interior, a pointed tip, and notched and flanged shoulders. The condition is outstanding. There is no damage and wear is minimal.