Louisville, Ky Silver Ladle, S. R. Biesenthal

Louisville, Ky Silver Ladle, S. R. Biesenthal

A rare Southern ladle by a Jewish silversmith for a Jewish patron. Solomon Ralph Biesenthal came to America from Poland around 1850. Jetta Gersley[t] was married in Jefferson County, Ky in 1854.

Kentucky historian Gary Dean Gardiner has kindly provided a detailed report on the history of this ladle.

5.6 troy ounces

Kentucky, 1850's-60 c.H: 13"W: 4.25"