A lovely birthstone souvenir spoon, set withe a simulated Amethyst, birthstone for February. The gilt bowl has the following inscription, struck in raised text: The February born will find Sincerity and peace of mind Freedom from passion, and from care, If they the Amethyst will wear.
The spoon measures 5 inches in length. The gilt bowl has minor wear, with a very slight discoloration on the back of the bowl (see photos). It is marked 'Sterling' and bears the mark of R.Blackinton of North Attleboro, MA. The firm produced silver items for over a century, beginning in 1862. I am not sure of the date of this piece, which is most likely late 19th or early 20th century. The spoon weighs 15.9 grams.