Whiting "Reverse Twist" Sterling Silver Salad Servers
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Several companies made twist patterns in the late 1890's. Whiting was among them and produced multiple variations, among which is the "Reverse Twist" design of this salad serving fork and spoon. The handles incorporate a large, block like form on the upper half of the handle, while the lower portion is a smaller, double twist.
These are large items, with the spoon measuring 9 1/2" long and weighing 2.8 T. oz., and the fork 9 5/8" long and weighing the same 2.8 T. oz., for a total of 5.6 T. oz. the set.
The heels of the bowls are striated in a swirling motif and have undulating shoulders that indicate an Aesthetic inspiration.
The condition is excellent estate and there are no monograms or removals. The forms are flawless and the finishes superb on both pieces.
Marks are the Whiting emblem, Sterling, and the numbers "8" and "10." The pattern is sometimes referenced by these numbers.