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Polly

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iconnumber posted 11-01-2018 11:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Polly     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My favorite cream ladle is an unmarked ladle by Whiting in a lotus pattern, with a flower-shaped bowl. (I've shown it before in a thread about my cream ladles.)

Whiting made salt cellars with this same bowl shape in two sizes. The smaller size is exactly like the bowl of my ladle (I've seen them for sale online, but I don't own an example). Here's an example of the larger size, which has fewer petals than my ladle.




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Polly

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iconnumber posted 11-01-2018 11:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Polly     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here are the marks. The Whiting mark is a bit hard to read, but it's definitely the mark, with the little lion and W. It's under the 58 STERLING and the stem (the other black spots are remaining bits of tarnish).

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asheland

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iconnumber posted 11-01-2018 02:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for asheland     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Those look excellent together!

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H Bradshaw

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iconnumber posted 11-02-2018 04:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for H Bradshaw     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Absolutely stunning! I'm trying not to drool on my keyboard.

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Polly

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iconnumber posted 11-02-2018 10:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Polly     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you!

The salt dishes must have been popular, because I saw an exact copy in silver plate. It looks as if it might have been cast from the smaller Whiting lotus salt.

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ahwt

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iconnumber posted 11-05-2018 01:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ahwt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That are wonderful water lily and lotus examples. Whiting had great designers and silversmiths.

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