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John Wendt 'Apollo' Pattern Antique Sterling Silver Ice Cream Server, NYC, c. late 1860s

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This beautiful server, at the time of production an ice cream server, can be used for serving a myriad of foods. The shaped blade is beautifully engraved with a display of ivy. The top of the handle has an oval with a female figure depicting one of the nine muses. The reverse is engraved with a 'CAP' monogram.

This rare server is marked '925/ PATENT'. It measures 9.75 inches long, weighs 3.05 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 24.