This is an EARLY, beautiful sterling silver soup ladle in the ornate and very desirable Lily pattern by Whiting. The length is 12 1/8”. The condition is wonderful. Notice the wonderful fluting in the lightly gold-washed bowl. On the reverse of the handle is inscribed the date 'March 21, 1903'; The marks are PAT. APPL. FOR - the old Whiting symbol - STERLING. Click on "More Images" above for detail photos.