We are very pleased to offer you this elegant soup ladle made by the Whiting Manufacturing Co. of North Attleboro, Mass. The beautifully ornate pattern, New Empire, was introduced in 1892 years before the company was purchased and absorbed by Gorham in 1926. The piece is approx. 10" in length with the bowl being 4"w x 3" X 1 1/2"deep. It is in nice antique condition with some marks consistent with age and use. It is also in need of a thorough cleaning/polishing. Please feel free to contact us for more information.