This is an 1885's Lily of The Valley Whiting Company Gravy Ladle. What a fantastic piece of Silver this is...... it is such a Wonderful, Beautiful Art Nouveau pattern that was introduced by Whiting in 1885. This Ladle measures 6 3/4" and the bowl measures 2 3/4" by 2 3/8". It has a tapered end that comes to a point and the bowl is Raised with a beautiful design in it. It has a Monogram on the back of the Handle with an engraved "B L K". It is marked with the Early Whiting Trademark Sterling and has the retailers mark of " A & C Feldenheimer " (located in Portland, Oregon). It is in exceptional condition for being almost 115 years old! It should definitely please even the Fussiest of Customers. Servers are very scarce in this Beautiful Pattern and this is a very Practical one that you can use around the Holidays and Special Occasions.