Durgin "New Queens" Sterling Silver Tea Caddy Spoon
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An elegant turn of the 20th century design, Durgin's "New Queens" incorporates double shell and scroll elements that reflect its classical roots. The decorative success of the pattern is enhanced by the finely lined and richly textured, gold washed (front and back sides), bowl that is employed in this 4 7/8" long, relatively heavy .8 T. oz., tea caddy spoon.
This is an especially fine example without a monogram or monogram removal. There is no polishing wear or damage, and the finish is lustrous.
It was retailed by Philadelphia's renowned Bailey, Banks, and Biddle, as indicated by the "B.B. & B. Co." imprinted on the back of the handle. Other marks are the Durgin "D" and the word "Sterling."