Wallace "Waverly" Lengthy, Pierced Heel, Sterling Silver Cake Fork
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Long and slender at 9", and weighing nearly 1.2 T. oz., this cake fork dates from the late 19th century.
The pattern is "Waverly" by Wallace. The scroll design derives from the same style impulses that Whiting embraced for its "Louis XV" and Gorham for its "Strasbourg" patterns.
The serving end has five delicate tines joined to a scalloped heel area that is pierced in a fleur-de-lis motif.
There is an embellished, Art Nouveau style "S" monogram.
It is in very fine estate condition. Pattern detail remains clear and well-defined. It is without bends and has a brilliant finish, with only slight surface scratches, most evidence on the serving end.
Marks are the Wallace deer head emblem, "Sterling," and "Silverthau," for the New Haven, Connecticut jeweler.