Ginkgo has been designing quality since 1977. A perfect example of this is our Ginkgo Le Prix Stainless Steel Demitasse Spoon, Black. The Le Prix pattern was first created for Ginkgo in the late 70's in a small village in Southern France. This original design by Ginkgo has been copied and emulated by many manufacturers all over the world. However, Ginkgo remains the original manufacturer of this flatware. Be rest assured that you are buying the original.