This beautiful antique English A1 silver plated ladle has a very attractive curved handle, and is just the ticket for holiday entertaining. It measures 13 ½" long and the bowl is 4 ¼" wide, and is the perfect size for Punch, Eggnog, or to use with your favorite soup tureen. It is a high quality silver plate that I purchased in England some 40 years ago, and is in excellent condition and well marked, A1 A&N CS L. I have not been able to track down the marks but have photographed them for you to see. The previous owner told me it was from 1783, but I have not been able to verify this, but the style of engraving would be typical of that period. Please be sure to click on photo for enlargement and more pictures so that you can really enjoy this lovely piece. Thank you for shopping with us and please take a minute or two to check out some of our other treasures, and come back to visit anytime, you are always welcome.