Henry Hebbard "Grecian" Coin Silver Figural Sugar Sifter
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A large item, this sugar sifter measures 7" long and has a round, pierced bowl that is 2 3/8" in diameter and 5/8" deep. It is substantial weight at 1.9 T. oz.
The pattern is "Grecian" originated by Henry Hebbard, as evidenced by the "H.H. Pat. 862" imprinted on the backside. Early versions like this were frequently retailed by Tiffany, while the design itself became part of the Whiting stable of patterns circa 1882.
The motif features two figures. One is a ram's head placed at the terminus of the handle, while a satyr appears in a medallion midway up the handle. In addition, ivy leaves and what is either grape clusters or ivy blossoms are portrayed on the handle front and backside heel of the bowl.
The bowl has a scalloped rim, coffered walls, and a nearly flat bottom. It is finished in a bright gold wash on both the front and back sides.
This is without a monogram or removal and in superb condition. Both figures are free of polishing wear, retaining clear detail. The overall finish is bright, with a warm patina. The bowl is without dents, nicks, burrs. or loss of gold.