This teaspoon is hinged, with a lid that snaps into place to hold tea leaves. It is silver-plated, and the reverse of the handle identifies it as having been manufactured by: "Simeon L. and George H. Rogers Company, A1, Pat. Sep 8-14." The spoon measures 5 1/2 inches long. The spoon shows normal wear, without dents, warps, breaks, or monograms.