Silver Ladle

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Title

Silver Ladle

Description

Coin silver ladle made by Asa Blanchard, who was one of many skilled artisans who migrated from the eastern states to the Kentucky frontier. Blanchard worked under other silversmiths in Philadelphia and New York, which were highly competitive environments for artisans. The Ohio River Valley offered a new market and opportunity for career advancement. Within a single generation, Kentucky transitioned from a frontier community into a society that supported painters, furniture makers, silversmiths, and other artisans. As middle- and upper-class families obtained financial stability, they purchased luxury goods symbolic of their status.

Creator

Source

The Filson Historical Society Museum Collection

Date

Rights

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Format

Language

Identifier

1987.2

Citation

Blanchard, Asa, “Silver Ladle,” The Filson Historical Society Digital Projects, accessed June 3, 2023, https://filsonhistorical.omeka.net/items/show/5816.