Shell-bowl ladle by Schohay, Ludwig & Co., Phila
Twist stem handle with end decorated in flower-like engraving and wrigglework, decoration carried over to front and back of bowl; 11-1/4" in length, a bit over 3 T oz. in weight. Condition is near-mint. Schohay, Ludwig is identified as the maker by the company's arrow mark, as shown in McGrew. S&L was a silver manufacturer, in business from 1867-73; note that this piece is marked COIN.