This very heavy ladle for its size is in very good condition with normal wear. There are no dings or dents to the bowl and this piece is not monogrammed. The handle is very ornate and beautiful. The back is stamped sterling and an unusual mark. It almost appears someone may have checkered out the silversmiths hallmark or this is the silversmiths hallmark, I'm not really sure. This sterling ladle is 5 1/2" long and weighs a heavy 35.5 grams.