Whiting "Ivy" Figural Sterling Silver Dessert Spoon
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Originated by New York's Henry Hebbard, "Ivy" is more identified with Whiting which offered it as a full line pattern.
The design incorporates a banded ivy border and trailing ivy vines and berries on the shank, and a single ivy leaf at the top of the handle. The dominating feature is the face of a satyr-like figure that appears at the top center of the handle.
This example is a 6 7/8" long, 1.2 T. oz., dessert or oval soup spoon. It has an elegant, feathered script "MJP" monogram set sideways non the handle.
It is is excellent estate condition. Pattern detail remains clear and well-defined. The bowl is well-shaped, free of dents, burrs, or tip wear, but has light surface scratches in the interior. The finish has a fine patina.
Marks are the Whiting lion emblem, "Sterling," and "Pat 1865."