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Who was the first ornament designer belonging to America?

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    15 de abril de 2021 13:30:00 ART

    Who was the first ornament designer belonging to America? The name of Robert Bridge is attributed to this very matter. It was because of this reason that the first ornament was made by him in Boston, Massachusetts in the year sixteen forty-six. Robert Bridge was a son of a well to do man of Boston. He attended Harvard University and thus, his educational attainments were quite remarkable.

     

    He began his career as an assistant to the master silversmith Le Roy Schiele. However, it was while working with the same master that he decided to take up his own pursuit of livelihood. As such, it was not long before he was in a position to design all sorts of accessories and other works for the silversmiths. While designing some candlesticks for a client, he accidentally engraved the word "Famous" on the candlestick. This gave him the idea of carving the word into the candlestick and thus creating his first ornament. This became the first ornament designer belonging to America.

     

    The question that needs to be asked here is who was the first ornament designer belonging to America? Well, this can be answered by pointing out that the master silversmiths did not begin their craft until after the colonists arrived at America. Thus, as such, the first ornament makers were the descendants of the settlers themselves. Some of the early ones came from Germany and they worked with silver and gold. In fact, there were also some from England who were skilled in making ornaments out of precious metals. Thus, who was the first ornament designer belongs to America?