This old ironstone gravy or sauce ladle is decorated in a brown Aesthetic transfer pattern featuring flowers and plants surrounded by angular borders. The angled handle is very ornately molded both at the top and at the point of attachment to the bowl. There is a high relief acanthus leaf molded at the bowl attachment. The ladle has a length of about 7 inches, the angulated handle has a length of 5 1/2 inches, and the bowl has a diameter of 2 5/8 inches. There are no chips or cracks or crazing present. The bottom of the bowl of the ladle has a British registry that places the ladle into first production in 1889. There are also two additional numbers, 6 and 2, placed on the bottom of the bowl in separate spots. This is a beautiful ladle that could be displayed in a collection or could be put back to work at an elegant table.