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Whiting "Arabesque" Solid Sterling Silver Jelly Cake Server

Whiting "Arabesque" Solid Sterling Silver Jelly Cake Server
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Rooted in Moorish design, Whiting's "Arabesque" was produced during the Renaissance Revival period of the 1870s. It features a standing griffin with widespread wings.

This example from the line is a rarely found, 8 1/8" long, 1.2 T. oz., jelly cake server.

It is characterized by a lengthy, narrow and pointed, blade with a cupped heel, flanged shoulders, and pointed tip.

In this instance the blade is also bright cut engraved in a design that mirrors that on the handle.

Never monogrammed, this is in very good condition. The pattern retains clear detail, showing only slight polishing softening on the high points of the griffin's chest. The blade is without bends or burrs, although there is a faint crimp toward the end. The engraving remains well-defined and the overall finish is even.

Marks are Whiting's "lion" logo, "1A," "Sterling," "Pat. 1875," and the name of the retailer, "Bailey & Co.," Philadelphia.

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