Old Durgin "Dauphin" Sterling Silver Preserve Spoon
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This 7 3/8" long, substantial weight, 2.1 T. oz., preserve or jelly spoon is an early piece of Durgin's 1897 "Dauphin," produced by that company, and not a later example issued by Gorham. It carries the Durgin "D" trademark, along with the word "Sterling."
It is inscribed with a script "McD" monogram on the reverse of the handle. The abundant floral motif carries into the bowl which retains slight traces of an original gold wash.
It is in very good estate condition. There is no damage or dings or dents in the bowl, and only light overall polishing wear along with surface scratches consistent with age.