Heavy Dominick & Haff "Corona" Solid Sterling Silver Ice Cream Slice
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An immensely scaled piece, this ice cream knife or slice is about as large an example of such things as can be found. It measures a full 12" long and weighs just over 5.0 T. oz.
It is solid sterling silver, with a flat blade that measures 7 1/2" by 1 3/4". This has a beveled lower edge, and upswept, pointed tip. The upper edge is perfectly straight.
The pattern is "Corona" by Dominick & Haff. This is a double shell design that appears on both sides of the handle. The handle front has a flowing script "FEB" monogram.
It is in flawless estate condition. Apart from very light surface scratches, there are no signs of use. The pattern remains well-defined, the blade is free of bends, nicks, or burrs, and there is a rich patina.
Marks are "Sterling," "Pat-d. 85" and the name of the retailer, Philadelphia's "Bailey, Banks & Biddle."