This listing is for a lovely vintage Sterling Silver 4-piece coffee (tea) set in the FAIRFAX pattern made by the William Durgin Silver Company. The Fairfax pattern of flatware was issued in 1910. The design features an elongated octagonal shape with an engraved Art Deco style monogram in the center with intertwined initials "A C W". The handles have heat spacers and all handles have tight joints. Marked with the Durgin trademark stamp and "Sterling, 0 40" and "Grogan Company" and with the holding capacity where appropriate. All Durgin silver is excellent quality and is highly desired and this set is unusual with the engraved design. The Durgin Company operated in Concord NH from 1853-1931 when they moved their manufacturing to the Gorham Silversmiths factory in Providence RI in 1931. The Durgin Company was sold to Gorham in 1905 after the death of both the founder, William Durgin and his son. The Grogan Company operated in Pittsburgh PA from 1906-1960's and were both jewelers and silversmiths. The set has a combined weight of 1730 grams. Set consists of:
(1) Coffee pot (marked 1 3/4 Pints) - measures 7 1/4" high (at handle), 7 3/4" high (spout to handle) and 3" deep.
Weighs 475 grams.
(2) Sugar - measures 3 1/4" high (at handle), 6 1/2" wide (handle to handle) and 3 3/8" deep. Weighs 195 grams.
(3) Creamer (marked 1/2 Pint) - measures 2 3/4" high (at handle), 5 3/4" wide (spout to handle) and 2 3/4" deep.
Weighs 145 grams.
(4) Tray (marked "640") - measures 1" high, 15 1/4" long (handle to handle) and 11 1/8" wide (at center). Weighs 305
Condition: Each piece of this nice set is in very good to excellent Estate condition with no noted flaws and reflecting only minor signs of normal wear. There are faint scratches on the tray from normal use and one tiny ding in the curve of one panel edge on the back of the coffee pot and another dent on the handle also on the back side. There is a slight wiggle in the hinge on the coffee pot, however, their is no sign of damage and hinge is secure with the lid opening and closing correctly. There is also a tiny ding in the curve of one panel edge on the back of the creamer and a couple of very faint dings on the rolled upper rim of both the creamer and sugar. Each of these flaws is very minor and do not detract at all from the beauty of this set, however, they are called for accuracy.
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