Farrington and Hunnewell Antique Coin Silver Ice Cream Slice, Boston, c. 1860s
This large server, which could easily double for cake, is wonderfully designed and executed. Beautiful bright-cut engraving of flowers flows down the blade. The handle is decorated with dense classical style decoration, and the reserve has been monogrammed "NMF" in a foliate cursive style. The back is unadorned except for the short rib on the antique style handle.
Provenance: Collection of Dale Bennett
Literature: "A History of Ice Cream and Its Servers" in Silver Magazine, May/ June 2005, illustrated p. 20.
This useful server is marked "*F&H*" and "PURE COIN" and measures 12.25 inches long. It weighs a hefty 4.45 troy ounces and is in very good/ excellent antique condition.