Lee Family Ladle Ca 1750’s - Inventory Number: IDE 233
Well executed ladle constructed of animal horn. The bowl portion would hold approx. 3 oz. of liquid and has a ornamental rim. The bottom of the bowl is fixed via rose tack nails to a expertly turned horn handle measuring 14” long. The bowl has the painted ascension number of 7919 from the museum collection. This item has been in a private collection for the last few decades and has a storage ox with the provenance. “Horn Ladle 18th Century (Hand Made) De-accessed / Stratford Hall Plantation from Collection! “Home of the Lee’s of VA. – Fragile”
Stratford Hall is an historic house of Colonel Thomas Lee (now a museum near Lerty in Westmoreland County, Virginia). It was the plantation house of four generations of the Lee family of Virginia. Stratford Hall is the boyhood home of two Founding Fathers of the United States and signers of the Declaration of Independence, Richard Henry Lee (1732–1794), and Francis Lightfoot Lee (1734–1797). Stratford Hall is also the birthplace of Robert E. Lee (1807–1870), who served as General-in-Chief of the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War (1861–1865).
Inventory Number: IDE 233