Durgin "Madame Royale" Sterling Silver Pierced Bowl Ice Spoon
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"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 a feathered script "R.S.G." monogram.
The piece is a 9" long ice spoon. It is an extra heavy version weighing 4.4 T. oz., and was retailed by Boston's "Bigelow, Kennard & Co.," whose name is stamped on the backside. Other marks are the Durgin "D" and the word "Sterling."
The elegant bowl has scalloped edges, a pierced interior, and is finished in a bright gold wash front and back sides. The leafy design tumbles into the heel in an expressive manner.
The condition is mint estate. Signs of wear are virtually nil. The finish is lustrous, with an appealing patina.