Whiting "Rose & Scroll" Sterling Large Serving Spoon
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Referred to both in the singular and plural, that is "Rose and Scroll" and "Roses and Scrolls," this Whiting pattern dates circa 1890.
This was a transition time between design modes and this shows both Aesthetic and Art Nouveau influences. The form is asymmetrical and rather exotic suggesting the former, while the expressive, unrestrained elements in the portraiture suggest the latter.
This piece is a large, 9" long, 2.3 T. oz., possibly salad or vegetable serving spoon.
It has a lightly inscribed "JTW" script monogram on the handle. The generously proportioned, 3 3/4" by 2" by 1/2" deep, bowl has decorated shoulders, an imprinted interior, irregularly scalloped edges, and is finished in a gold wash.
It is in exceptionally fine condition. There is no polishing wear or damage. The bowl remains well-shaped, and is without dents, burrs, or nicks.
Marks are the Whiting lion logo and the word "Sterling."