This large serving spoon will accommodate almost any dish on the table. It is silver plate with a mother of pearl handle. The length is 8.75 inches. At the widest point the width is 2.5 inches, so this spoon is quite large. The band connecting the silver plate and mother of pearl is marked sterling (see last picture). The piece is in fine condition with no discernible flaws. The silver plate is very shiny; please excuse the reflections.