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“Hidden” Messages on Flatware
Figures 7, 7a, 8, 9, and 9a

 

Cheese scoop and berry spoon in a pattern known descriptively as Good Luck by the Whiting Manufacturing Co
Fig. 7 (Click to Enlarge)

Figs. 7 and 7a. Cheese scoop and berry spoon in a pattern known descriptively as Good Luck by the Whiting Manufacturing Co., circa 1890-1900.  “GOOD LUCK” is inscribed from top to bottom by stylized vines applied over four-leaf clovers.  Cheese scoop stamped on the stem reverse with “(lion holding W) / STERLING / 3,” length 8 5/8 inches.  Berry spoon stamped on the stem reverse with “23 / (lion holding W) / STERLING / D. F. FERO,” engraved on the stem reverse with “NAH,” length 8 3/4 inches.

Asparagus fork in the same Whiting pattern
Fig. 8 (Click to Enlarge)

Figs. 8 . Asparagus fork in the same Whiting pattern as in Figs. 7 and 7a.  Stamped on the stem reverse with “(journeyman’s mark?) / (lion holding W) / STERLING / HOWARD & CO,” length 10 inches.  Collection of Dr. Dale Bennett.  Photo by Alamo Photolabs, San Antonio, TX.      

Melon fork in a custom pattern by Tiffany & Co.
Fig. 9 (Click to Enlarge)

Figs. 9 and 9a. Melon fork in a custom pattern by Tiffany & Co., circa 1905.  The handle is sterling, functional end silverplate.  The monogram “WBS” is inscribed from top to bottom within the etched design.  Handle stamped around its base with “TIFFANY & Co. / MAKERS / STERLING / C.”  The functional end is unmarked.  Length 7 5/8 inches.
Melon fork in a custom pattern by Tiffany & Co.
Fig. 9a (Click to Enlarge)

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