Several years ago I posted on Gorham's King George pattern. Recently I came across a copy of the Gorham Handbook : Sterling Silver Spoons and Forks which is a reproduction of the original such handbook distributed by the Gorham company in 1909. In it they give a description of many of their more popular (and their favorite) patterns.
Their description of "The King George" is:
"From the early Georgian days to the present no style of spoon has been in so universal use in Europe and America as the King George. Originated, as its name suggests, in the early reign of King George III, it was instantly acknowledged a standard and was universally adopted as such. Strong and bold in treatment both in shape and ornamentation and particularly adapted to a bright polish, it attracts and is admired by the popular taste, for a spoon rich and ornate without over-elaboration."