Durgin "Madame Royale" Sterling Silver Pea Spoon
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All original, this 8 9/16" long, 3.1 T. oz., pea spoon is a rare form. The pattern, "Madame Royale" by Durgin, dates to 1897. It has a lined border with leafy detailing, a leaf and scroll festooned handle tip, and in this instance an Old English "F" monogram. The backside of the handle is inscribed "1909" in script.
The 3 1/8" diameter, 3/4" deep, bowl has a scalloped rim and is extensively pierced in the interior.
The condition is excellent estate. There is light softening of detail from polishing on the high spots of the design, and no other signs of use. The bowl is free of dings, dents, or burrs. The finish is lustrous.
Marks are the Durgin "D," "Sterling," and the name of the retailer, Boston's "Bigelow, Kennard & Co."