Whiting "Lily of the Valley" Twist Handle Sterling Butter Fork or Pick
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Whiting produced two variants of a "Lily of the Valley" pattern. One was a full line design, and the other was limited to certain serving forms and smaller pieces.
This 6 1/8" long, approximately .4 T. oz., butter fork or pick is an example of the limited production series.
It has a twisted shank, with a cast rather than die struck cluster of blossoms on the end of the handle. These hang to the side on openwork stems.
The fork end has two splayed tines that have a satin finish and retain the slightest traces of an original gold wash, with an Old English "P" monogram in the heel.
It is in flawless estate condition. It is free of polishing wear, bends, nicks, or burrs, and the finish is lustrous.
Marks are the Whiting lion logo, "Sterling," and the numbers "39" and "1."