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Silverpath

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iconnumber posted 12-20-2020 09:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Silverpath     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The photos below are of a tiny (5 inches long with handles, 4 inches tall including pedestal base and finial, and < 3 inches wide) tureen-like object. The cover has a scowling dog finial. The interior is gold washed. I don't think I've seen a covered master salt. It's small for a tea caddy. There's no notch in the lid for a mustard spoon. Any ideas? It is marked "English Sterling." Maybe Wendt?



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iconnumber posted 12-22-2020 10:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ahwt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think your piece is a wonderful covered salt. Not all salts had a slot for a spoon handle to rest. Just do a Google search for “silver covered salt”.

The English sterling mark (English Sterling - New York - 1860's) is discussed here and here (Use of term "English Sterling") in previous forum posts.

The addition of the dog on the lid sets this one apart from most. Nice find.

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iconnumber posted 12-23-2020 07:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cbc58     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Beautiful is what that is. Very nice.

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Silverpath

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iconnumber posted 12-23-2020 06:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Silverpath     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks ahwt. The size and the gold wash lining the base and lid would fit for a salt. I googled and found a few covered salts, different in style from this one, but still the most likely piece. Helpful to know that they did not all have spoon slots in the lids.

Thanks ahwt and Scott for the references to forum posts on English Sterling marks. I noticed the threads recently while researching several other pieces, also probably by Wendt.

Yes, I particularly like the dog. Wendt's dog finials from his Rogers and Wendt days look friendlier.

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iconnumber posted 12-23-2020 06:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Silverpath     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks, cbc58. I love it.

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Lovely!

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Silverpath

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iconnumber posted 01-02-2021 04:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Silverpath     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks, Polly!

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