Durgin Antique Sterling Silver Aesthetic Movement Creamer and Sugar, Concord, NH, c. 1880s
Exquisite flowing leaves form the bodies of these rare objects. The naturalistic handles curve outwards and hang downwards attaching to their bodies. The blossom-shaped bodies consist of overlapping leaves and spread out at the necks revealing scenes of a flower stamen and pistil. These small scenes around the top of the neck are the only surfaces not covered in a lovely original gold-wash to wonderful effect. The chased details throughout are stunning.
This rare set is marked underneath with Durgin's early trademark along with 'STERLING SILVER/ 925/1000/ 52' and by the Baltimore, Maryland retailer 'W.H. SAXTON/ BALTO.' The creamer measures 5 inches across the handle and spout by 4.75 inches to the top of the handle. The sugar bowl measures 4 inches tall by 6 inches across the handles. They weigh a combined 15.80 troy ounces and are in excellent antique condition with light and pleasing wear to the gilding.
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