Asa Blanchard Kentucky teapot

A rare Kentucky teapot made by Asa Blanchard of Lexington in the 1820's. Asa learned his silversmithing in Virginia and worked in Dumfries from 1789 until 1806, later that year he moved to Lexington and continued his business until 1838. He became Kentucky's most famous silversmith working for the rich and famous including Henry Clay. In the same design, there is a three piece tea set on display at the Henry Brown House of Lexinton which is owned by the Colonial Dames of America. The pot stands 6 3/4" tall at the finial and is 11 1/2" long. The weight including the wooden handle is 26.6 troy ozs. The pot stands on four ball feet which are slightly worn.
Item #: KYH001

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