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    Sale 2091

    Important American Silver

    17 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 49

    A GROUP OF RARE SILVER-GILT AND ENAMEL SERVING PIECES

    MARK OF WILLIAM B. DURGIN, CONCORD, NH, CIRCA 1900

    Price Realised  

    A GROUP OF RARE SILVER-GILT AND ENAMEL SERVING PIECES
    MARK OF WILLIAM B. DURGIN, CONCORD, NH, CIRCA 1900
    Chrysanthemum pattern, comprising two salad forks, a lettuce fork, a pierced server, a jelly spoon, a bonbon spoon and an olive spoon, each stem and bowl with red and white chrysanthemum flowers and green foliage, three with varied monograms, each marked on reverse
    16 oz. gross weight (8)


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    Durgin's chrysanthemum pattern was introduced in 1893. Enameling was available as a custom option, and white flowers and green leaves are more commonly found. Enameled pieces with red and white blossoms with green leaves are far rarer. See William P. Hood Jr. et al., "Flatware by the William B. Durgin Company, Part I: Chrysanthemum", Silver Magazine, May/June 2002, pp. 20-29.

    Saleroom Notice

    The quantity is seven.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PERSONAL COLLECTION OF AMERICAN AESTHETIC MOVEMENT SILVER