A Rare Antique c. New York Sterling Silver large figural lions Master Salt. Considered to be the finest American silversmith of the 19th century and this work is no exception. Three incredibly detailed standing lions each holding up a shield. The work is outstanding and you will “not” find another example like this anywhere! Wendt’s work is impossible to find in any form other than flatware and tea sets. Gold gilt inside and Incredibly rare to find such a figural piece done in such details with standing lions. A true piece of American silver history. This large master salt measures 3 1/2″ across at the top and stands a tad bit over 3″ tall. Important to note that almost all of Wendt’s work has retailer marks alone and one must know by his style if it’s actually wendt’s work. This has the Wendt 925 in a shield mark, which is often not on pieces. Great condition weighing 167 grams. A masterpiece of American silver. Please check to see new items I list each week. Please wait for me to send you an invoice and always ask questions first. PLEASE go to “Sellers Other Items” page to search through all my new and current listings. Standard which is first class and if you need it quicker Priority which is faster but will cost more. I pack very well and you can be rest assured that your items will arrive in the same condition you see pictured. Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. The item “RARE JOHN WENDT NYC c. 1860 STERLING SILVER MASTER SALT FIGURAL LIONS WOW” is in sale since Friday, February 12, 2021. This item is in the category “Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (.925)\Salt Cellars”. The seller is “entourage1″ and is located in Syracuse, New York. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Style: American Empire
- Age: 1850-1899
- Pattern: Lion
- Composition: Sterling Silver (.925)
- Brand: John R. Wendt & Co.