Heavy Gorham "December" Zodiac Sterling Teaspoon
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Measuring 5 13/16" long and weighing just under 1.1 T. oz., this teaspoon is marked with an "H" in a diamond, which is a Gorham designation for "heavy." Other marks are the company "lion, anchor, G" emblem, "Sterling," and "Pat. Mar. 20. 1894."
It is a Zodiac spoon for the month of December. The sign is "Capricornus," the sea-goat, more commonly identified as "Capricorn," whose image appears on the handle. Other decorative elements include holly leaves and berries tumbling into the handle.
The piece is in excellent condition. Pattern details remain well-defined, showing minimal polishing wear and having a pleasing finish. The bowl is well-shaped and free of dents, nicks, or burrs.