This wonderful serving spoon is an unusual server featuring a ruffled edge bowl with fruit and berries depicted in its interior. 'Ribbon' is an unusual design of intricate decoration portraying ribbon going through a couple of clasps.
John Rudolph Wendt started working in Boston in the 1840s and later moved to New York. When this pattern was patented in 1875, he was in partnership with Charles Witteck who was assigned this design patent.
Provenance: From the collection of Dale E. Bennett.
This lovely server is marked 'STERLING/ PATENT' and by the retailer 'STARR & MARCUS.' It measures 8.5 long respectively, weighs 2.70 troy ounces, has had a monogram removed from the back of the handle and is in otherwise very good antique condition.