Rare Maple Sugaring Ladle

Eastern woodlands, Native American, ca. 1790-1810
Burl ash wood
Condition: Over-all in great condition, early riveted piece of tine on the shaft of the handle, used as a reinforcement not a repair. Retains thin coat of finish, wonderful old mellow color.
Provenance: Private collection, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The ladle is hand carved from a single piece of ash wood and has a slightly bowed handle with a circular bowl for ladling. The Indians used sugaring as their primary source for sugar and was considered an ancient craft.
For a similar example see: “North American Burl Treen” by Steven Powers, Pl. 9/30 a/b, pg. 181.

Dealer Jeffrey Tillou Antiques
Date: Ca. 1800
Origin American
Artist/Maker Eastern Woodlands, Native American
Measurements 38 1/2"L., 12" Dia. bowl, 5 1/2" D.
Inventory View Dealer's Inventory
Website http://www.tillouantiques.com
Price $4,850
Contact Jeffrey Tillou, 860-567-9693 or  jeffrey@tillouantiques.com

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