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Whiting sterling silver Ivory pattern berry spoon

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Directory: Archives: Decorative Art: Pre 1900: Item # 993443

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Decorative berry spoon in the Ivory pattern by Whiting, fashioned in sterling silver with an ornate gilded and chased bowl and with a carved ivory handle, which retains most of its original brown patination. This pattern, #2888, was designed by Charles Osborne and was patented in 1890. Incised owner's monogram on handle. Excellent original condition, with no damage, dents, breaks, or repairs. Size: 8 1/8 inches length. Charles Osborne worked for Tiffany & Co. prior to joining Whiting. There were about 27 pieces produced by Whiting in this line, all with fancy bowls, adorned with ornate piercing and repousse decoration. The ivory handles, for which the pattern is named, were frequently carved and often had a brown stain applied to the lower part of the handle. Engraved monograms could be added to personalize the pieces. For more information about this rare and desirable pattern, see the article featuring it in "Silver Magazine," Jan./Feb. 2001.