Early ceramic soup ladles are rare survivors. This one is a nice example of late 18th century English creamware.
There is a transfer in bowl showing a figural grouping including shepherd, sheep and dog by a fountain and a ruin or garden folly. There is black detailing on handle, and a ring of floral transfer around the bowl exterior.
No maker's marks. English, ca. 1790
Size: Approximately 12" long.
Condition: Very good. Some enamel flaking on handle. No chips, cracks or repairs.
Note that I try to be conservative about condition descriptions, carefully noting any flaws. Of course, with antique items, there will be some signs of usage, and/or manufacturing defects. But overall, my customers have always been pleasantly surprised upon receiving their items, and of course, returns are no problem if I happen to miss anything.