Choice Durgin "Strawberry" Coin Silver Berry Spoon
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A pattern that was made in both coin and sterling silver, "Strawberry" originated with William B. Durgin. This was one of the first die struck designs produced by the company he founded in 1853.
This 8 1/2" long berry, 1.9 T. oz., berry spoon is marked "Patent" and "Pure Coin" suggesting it was early in the production history of the pattern. It has a plum-shaped bowl and is engraved "GB" in a fancy, feathered script on the backside.
It is in mint condition. The pattern is completely absent polishing wear. All the details of the strawberries, right to the seeds on the surface, and the leaves are precisely rendered. The bowl is free of any dents, nicks, or bends, has a well rounded end, and shows only minor surface scratches consistent with normal use.