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rian

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iconnumber posted 01-17-2006 10:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rian     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Somewhere on this site I've seen a picture of a Wendt ice cream spoon. I recognized its pointed bowl with little lobes on the sides. Mystery solved. But when I finally located my own small Wendt spoon, I couldn't find the picture to compare them. Though I have enjoyed all that I've read in the archives about Wendt and about ice cream spoons.


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iconnumber posted 01-19-2006 11:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for rian     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Found it! There is a picture of a Wendt ice cream spoon in Evolution of the Place Setting by Bob and Margaret Schulhof elsewhere on this site. Unlike other "Medallion ice cream spoons" that I've seen for sale on the internet. The Schulhofs' ice cream spoon looks like my Ramshead. Whew!

A passing child offers the opinion that it is kind of pathetic to talk to yourself on the internet. Ha! I knew him when his idea of a good time was to dump cereal on his head and wear the bowl as a hat.
I want to talk about ice cream spoons. Before I found smpub.com, I thought there were only ice cream forks. My mother gave me a set of ice cream forks--she never cared for silver. I used them for my son's party and they were a big hit. Sporks! They don't just come in plastic at fast food places!

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iconnumber posted 01-19-2006 12:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for swarter     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ha! You can tell your "passing child" that he just failed his connectivity exam! Anything you say on this site - even to yourself - could be seen by thousands (we have thousands ov visitors). On the internet you have to assume the whole world could be watcheing! eek

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iconnumber posted 01-19-2006 02:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ahwt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The May/June and the July/August 2005 issues of Silver Magazine have articles on ice cream servers and the latter issue includes pictures of a selection of ice cream spoons and one ice cream fork. I did not see the Wendt & Co. ram pattern, but many other interesting patterns are shown and of course you already know what the ram pattern looks like.

While not stated directly in the article by Dale E. Bennett I suspect ice cream spoons, as a specialized item, came into being in the second half of the 19th century. The earliest server shown is from 1825, however the author believes that earlier ones date to almost 1800.

If you live in a large city this magazine may be available at your library.

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rian

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iconnumber posted 01-20-2006 08:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for rian     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank-you for the information, ahwt. I'm hoping to be surprized with a subscription to Silver Magazine for my birthday. I have hinted very hard. (Subtilty is useless in a houseful of males.) Part I of the article is available on the web. It is wonderful. If I can't find a library copy containing part II, I will order it from the publisher. I doubt that it will have any ice cream spoons as beautiful as outwest's though.

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iconnumber posted 03-23-2006 11:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for rian     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, I wound up ordering a back copy of the July/Aug Silver Magazine that had the pictures of ice cream spoons--a lot of variation there. I had decided from an earlier thread that I found in the forum that these small flat bowled Arabesque spoons were sauce spoons. But the timing is wrong. Whiting introduced Arabesque in 1875. Just over 5 inches long, I think they may be ice cream spoons. What do you think?

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