The fine American firm, Gorham, made some wonderful sterling flatware patterns in the 19th century. The "Versailles" pattern of this teaspoon is one of the loveliest. The 6 inch teaspoon features a cherub with a lyre balanced on his lap. The cherub himself has his arms upraised, as if stretching. The artful swirls surrounding the cherub convey a sense of movement. The teaspoon has "sterling" marked on the back of the bowl, as well as the Gorham mark:, Lion, anchor, "G". The back of the spoon is beautifully modeled. In the cartouche on the back is the inscription, "Nonnie, Aug. 8, '89".