Rare John Wendt Medallion pattern sterling cream dipper, marked BALL, BLACK & CO. 925 PATENT. Wendt did not hallmark his silver, but many of his pieces bear these stamps. The handle end bears a medallion with a helmeted Greek warrior in profile, and the bucket-form bowl retains its original gilding. Circa 1865. Size: 6.5 inches. Excellent original condition, no monogram, and no repair nor damage. John Wendt's silver is scarce, especially examples in "Medallion." This cream dipper ladle is a particularly unusual specimen, and is offered in a superb state of preservation.