This sterling spoon by Shepard Mfg. is in excellent condition less the one very small flee bite ding on the edge of the bowl as shown in the last picture. VERY small. The bowl depicts the Blees Military Academy in Macon, Missouri. Opened in 1898 till about 1907. The handle is really beautiful with a Water Lily and Lily pad motif. I would love to have a complete set of dinner flatware with this pattern. The spoon is 5 3/4" in length and weighs a heavy 24.5 grams of sterling silver.