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New York Silver, Then and Now


New York Silver, Then and Now links the rich history of silversmithing in New York City to present-day artistic practice. It features newly commissioned works by leading metalworkers, created in response to historical objects from the Museum’s collection. The Museum’s holdings, widely recognized as one of the foremost collections of American silver in the nation, include leading examples of silver designed and produced in New York from the mid-17th through the 20th century.
Tankard

Tankard

Silver tankard with engraved roses within mantling (Roosevelt arms) on the front, molded base with link...

Tankard

Tankard

Tankard with straight-sided body tapering from base to lip, applied molding at base and lip, hinged,...

Standing Salt

Standing Salt

One of a pair of standing hexagonal salts, panels engraved with a central oval medallion with scene and...

Embroidery Hoop

Embroidery Hoop

Silver embroidery hoop (2 pieces): circular outer ring with rolled edges and plain inner ring. Both rings...

Teapot

Teapot

Teapot with raised oblong melon-reeded body, die-rolled floral borders at cover, shoulder, and stepped...

Loving Cup

Loving Cup

Loving cup with globular body with undulating scalloped lip and three C-scroll handles edged with wavy...

Caster

Caster

One of a set of three casters, with baluster-shaped body raised to molded midband and seamed above, on...

Porringer

Porringer

Porringer with bowl with rounded sides and center boss. Cast applied handle with heart at tip flanked...

Porringer

Porringer

Porringer with circular bowl with domed central boss, rounded sides, slightly everted lip and cast handle...

Snuff Box

Snuff Box

Snuff box with oval cowrie shell body mounted with conforming hinged silver cover. Inscription: Engraved...

Askos

Askos

Sterling silver askos heavily repoussé-chased with ferns, dogwood blossoms, violets, and other spring...

Brandywine Bowl

Brandywine Bowl

Raised hemispherical lobate-paneled brandywine bowl with six panels each repoussé-chased with a single...

Subway Presentation Tray and Presentation Case

Subway Presentation Tray and Presentation Case

Presentation tray decorated with border of subway tracks and ties overlain with laurel garland and circular...

Trophy Bowl

Trophy Bowl

Sterling silver shallow hemispherical bowl with gilded interior, wavy lip, cast bacchanalian handles...

Memorial Spoon

Memorial Spoon

Memorial spoon with trifid upturned handle above broad lopsided oval bowl and shaped rattail on bowl...

Candlestick

Candlestick

One of a pair of cast silver candlesticks with quatrefoil stepped base, shell at corners, faceted and...

Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre

Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre

Round silver medallion depicting the masks of comedy and tragedy on obverse and profile portrait of Antoinette...

Beaker

Beaker

Silver beaker with round tapered sides, two incised lines under the lip, slightly splayed round foot...

Fruit Dish

Fruit Dish

One of a pair of low fruit dishes with circular dish, shallow straight sides centering cast medallion...

Vegetable Dish

Vegetable Dish

One of a pair of oval covered vegetable dishes ornamented with chased floral border on granulated ground,...

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