Whiting "Louis XV" Pierced Gold Wash Bowl Sterling Silver Sugar Sifter
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This item is a 5 1/2" long, .9 T. oz., sugar sifter. The pattern is Whiting's "Louis XV."
It has a 2" by 1 1/4" by 5/8" deep, pierced bowl that is finished in a pale matte gold wash. The shoulders are embellished with the scroll design of the pattern, and there is a small flange around the entire rim.
The handle is inscribed with a cursive "ES" monogram.
It is in excellent condition. Free of polishing wear, the pattern detail remains clear and well-defined. The finish is bright. The bowl is without dents, nicks or burrs. There is some loss of the gold wash on the backside and four spots on the interior heel where the gold has been polished off.
Marks are Whiting's lion emblem, "Sterling," "Pat. 1891," and the name of the retailer, "R. Harris & Co." Washington, D.C.