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Rare Wendt "Florentine" Sterling Silver Pudding Serving Spoon

Rare Wendt "Florentine" Sterling Silver Pudding Serving Spoon
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Dating from 1870, John Wendt's "Florentine" is an intricately detailed and finely rendered, Renaissance Revival, design.

This 10 1/8" long, 2.7 T. oz., item is a rare form, likely pudding, serving spoon.

It has a symmetrical, 4 3/4" long by 2 1/4" at the widest, oval blade or bowl with a slightly scooped interior. This has a deep, bronze colored, gold finish front and backsides, and delicate, stylized leaf and blossom engraving at the tip. There is a feathered script, possibly "JDQ," monogram in the reserve area on the front of the handle.

Apart from some slight paling of the gold on the bowl, the piece is in mint estate condition. Pattern detail remains sharp and well-defined. There are no bends, burrs, or nicks, and there is a warm, even finish.

Marks are "925," "Patent," and the name of the retailer, New York's "Ball, Black & Co.," which was a firm with which Wendt was closely associated.

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