Exceptionally large, gorgeous antique Sterling Silver Ladle in the Ivy Pattern by Gorham, dating to circa: 1870. The antique Sterling Ladle is massive size, measuring 12 1/4" long with a gilted bowl (bowl measures approximately 3 1/4" wide x 3 3/4" in length). The handle has a gorgeous embossed Ivy Leaf motif with small berries. Outstanding design and remarkable Ladle! For closer views of the handle, scroll all the way down and all the way across). Note the size of the handle tip when held by hand. Hallmarks located on the reverse: Gorham hallmark: Lion, Anchor, G, patent 1868, Sterling, Clark & Biddle (the retailer this item originally sold through). A fancy period Old English monogram of 'CHC' located on the reverse side of the handle. Is an exceptional piece in beauty and workmanship and is in very fine condition. Shows extremely well in the photos and of course, best in person! Note bright and dark areas are reflections of the room while being photographed (including our white beamed ceiling)! Is a fantastic piece in fine condition!