And then there are those patterns that you stumble upon that are so stunning and artistic, that you have to stop and admire them. This is one of those.
The detail in Durgin's Cat Tails is unlike any pattern I have yet seen. The handle replicates a cat tail fresh from the bull rushes, while the tines of the forks and the prongs of the tongs are delicate woven works of arts. The bowls of the spoons and the ladles are distinctive lily pads. The pattern was introduced in 1898 by Durgin and designed by William E. Carlson. Some of the pieces can be found in gold wash.
Chocolate Spoon (4 1/8 inches)
Sauce Ladle (5 1/2 inches)
Strawberry Fork (4 7/8 inches)
Sugar Tongs ( 4 1/2 inches)