Dominick & Haff "Renaissance" Sterling Jelly Trowel
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Made in two versions, one pierced and one not, this example of Dominick & Haff's figural "Renaissance," is the former and less common of the two. This variant seems to have been retailed only by Boston's Bigelow, Kennard & Co., as this and other examples are so identified. Other marks include the D&H emblem, "Sterling," and "Pat-d. 94."
The form is a 7 11/16" long jelly trowel. Consistent with the line, it is heavy, weighing approximately 2.0 T. oz. It has a tapered, flat blade with slightly upraised edges and a scalloped heel.
The pattern features the face of a bearded, Florentine looking, figure. This appears on the front center of the handle and is expanded on the reverse heel of the blade. Other detail elements include scrolls and a stylized shell. This piece has an "AJH" monogram and is in excellent condition. There is no evident polishing wear or bends, burrs, or nicks on the blade. The finish is lustrous.