Lue Brass Sugar Ladle #12, handcrafted by Japanese metalworker Ruka Kikuchi (aka Lue).
He makes these quaint spoons by hammering a form for the scoop and then attaching a brass strip as a handle, which he then shapes using various tools on a wooden block.
As time progresses you'll find that this spoon will patina and darken as the metal oxidises, also reacting to the natural oils on ones hands. Each is unique, featuring little scratches up-close where the craftsman has been at work.
Take note of the fine imperfections, a signature from Lue himself.
Handmade in Setouchi city, Okayama.