This is a small flat bottomed cast iron ladle for melting lead for bullets. It is rusty and appears to be old, but I don't know how old. There are no markings anywhere to tell the age or maker. The ladle weighs about a pound and is 8" long with the handle. The basket of the ladle is 1 3/4" tall X 3 1/2" in diameter. Shipping cost is within the US only. Bidders from outside the US please ask for postage. Questions are welcome and thanks for looking!