Durgin "Spray" Sterling Silver Youth Knife and Fork
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One of Durgin's earliest line patterns, this design features a charming bouquet of flowers, leaves, and grasses tied in a bow. Although documentation for it is scant, "Spray" is an accepted name.
Examples of this show up in both coin and sterling silver, and are only occasionally identified as by Durgin. This youth set provide that association, as both pieces are stamped "Wm. B. Durgin" and "Sterling."
The knife measures 7 1/2" long, while the fork is 6". Both pieces combined weigh just under 2.2 T. oz. Consistent with their function, each piece is monogrammed "Dale" in fancy script.
They are in good condition, but do show some overall softening of detail from polishing. This is most evident on the bright cut engraving on the knife blade surface. Otherwise, it remains straight and free of bends. The fork tines are straight, but show rounding on the tips.