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Whiting "Lily of the Valley" Sterling Silver Bon Bon

Whiting "Lily of the Valley" Sterling Silver Bon Bon
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Solid silver, this piece measures 5 3/8" long and weighs .9 T. oz.

A bon bon aka confection spoon, it has a round, 2 3/8" diameter, slightly cupped, scalloped edge, serving end.

The pattern is Whiting's "Lily of the Valley," issued in 1885. This has a pointed end handle, while some pieces in the line have squared off ends.

A high relief design, this has sculptural qualities with detailing that suggests an Aesthetic influence as well as anticipates Art Nouveau.

Never monogrammed and in flawless condition, it shows no polishing wear and has a rich finish. The bowl is free of bends, nicks, or burrs.

Marks are Whiting's "lion" logo, "Sterling," and the name of the retailer, Boston's "Bigelow Kennard & Co."

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