I have this ladle that looks to me to be Arts & Crafts period. It is quite long with a rather small bowl, so I guess that my first question would be concerning what purpose this served. Secondly, the back of the handle is stamped "Sterling" with some initials following. Due to the poor stamping, it's difficult to ascertain exactly what it reads, but it may be either "A-SF" or maybe "AJSF". Does anyone recognize this?