Wood and Hughes Antique Sterling Silver Ice Cream Server, NYC, c. 1880's
This beautiful server, at the time of production an ice cream server, can be used for serving a myriad of foods. The shaped blade, with a matte finish, is beautifully gilded and engraved with swirling foliate design. The top of the handle depicts a small aesthetic flower with splaying leaves as a background.
This rare server is marked 'W&H/ STERLING.' It measures 10.5 inches long, weighs 2.45 troy ounces and is in excellent antique condition.
Provenance:From the collection of Dale E. Bennett.
Literature: "History Of Ice Cream And Its Servers Part Two of Two" by Dale E. Bennett, in Silver Magazine, July/August 2005, pp. 22-31. This server is pictured on page 27.