An elegant sterling silver spoon made by Whiting in the 1870's. With grace and elegance, the spoon has been monogrammed in cursive script with the name Edward. The spoon measures 7 inches in length and weighs 34 grams, or approximately one troy ounce. The Whiting Manufacturing Company was one of the late 19th century’s premier producers of sterling silver flatware and made high quality silver items comparable to Gorham and Tiffany. There is a slight crack in the silver as can be seen from the photo of the end of the handle; this does not detract from the quality of this piece, but is to be noted. As an antique, it is in great shape! On the back of the spoon are sterling and Whiting maker's marks. This fantastic spoon features nice bright-cut work with leaf-like motifs and repetitive marks. The twisting handle is very typical of those made by Whiting in their earlier manufacturing days. The piece is a real find, and extra special if your name happens to be Edward.