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Durgin NANTUCKET sterling souvenir strawberry forks, 12

Durgin NANTUCKET sterling souvenir strawberry forks, 12
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length five inches, total troy weight 4.30 ounces, designer E.V. Hallett. These appear to have been tucked away in a drawer for the past one hundred thirty-two years, and are in untouched original condition. They have never been monogrammed.

The Granddaughter of whaling captain Seth Coffin (b. June 25, 1753), Emma V. Hallett was an author and a talented artist. She published "Tuckernuck, a Tale of Tuckernuck and the Coffin Family," and "Molly Cottontail," the story of a cat, abandoned in the countryside. Her elegant windmill design for these forks, U.S. Patent number 20,687; Apr. 21, 1891, also appears on a well collected souvenir spoon by the same manufacturer. Hallett (1832-1908) is buried in Nantucket's New North Cemetery.

We will take a moment to mention that in the last thirty-six years, this firm has had only one set of these forks, and you are now looking at it.

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