Whiting "Empire" Sterling Silver Sugar Spoon, Mint, No Mono
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A 5 3/4" long, just over .9 T. oz., item, this sugar spoon was made by Whiting.
The double-sided pattern is "Empire" aka "New Empire" dating from 1892. It employs various shell motifs, including the overall form of the bowl, and a pair of flanking, scrolled rosettes at the tip of the handle.
The bowl is squared, rather than rounded or oval, and has a partially rubbed gold wash on the front and backsides.
It is without a monogram or removal and in mint estate condition. Pattern detail remains sharp and free of polishing wear, and the finish is bright and warm.
Marks are the Whiting lion logo, "Sterling," an Old English "O," "Pat. Appd For," indicated it is early production in the line, and the name of the retailer, Providence, Rhode Island's premier jeweler, "Tilden, Thurber & Co."