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Silver Collection
The City Museum has received funding from the IMLS, the Luce Foundation, and the Louis and Virginia Clemente Foundation to catalog and digitize its preeminent collection of New York silver. The greatest strengths of this collection lie in the years dating from colonial settlement until the first decades of the 20th century and include approximately 2,600 pieces of civic, domestic, religious, and presentation hollowware, flatware, and accessories made by New York silversmiths and designers. This is an ongoing project and images will be added to the Collections Portal as they become available.
Fruit Dish

Fruit Dish

Tall fruit stand with circular gilded line dish with inverted lip, die-rolled wave border applied to...

Vase

Vase

Sterling silver vase with cast and seamed inverted pyriform in the shape of clump of daffodils growing...

Spoon

Spoon

Silver-plated spoon from the Fifth Avenue Hotel. Inscription: Engraved on reverse: Fifth Avenue Hotel....

Teapot

Teapot

Part of a four piece tea service comprising two teapots, creamer, and covered sugar bowl. Teapot of raised...

Bread Tray

Bread Tray

Eight-lobed shallow oval tray with applied edge. Inscription: Engraved on body: L. Mark: Marked on base:...

Cake Basket

Cake Basket

Cake basket with octagonal boat-shaped body on spreading octagonal foot, cast openwork bail handle, body...

Beaker

Beaker

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

Creamer

Creamer

Part of a four piece tea service comprising two teapots, creamer, and covered sugar bowl. Creamer of...

Teapot

Teapot

Part of a four piece tea service comprising two teapots, creamer, and covered sugar bowl. Teapot of raised...

Butter Pat

Butter Pat

One of a set of six circular butter pats with narrow rim. Inscription: Engraved on butter pat obverse,...

Creamer

Creamer

Cream pot from five piece hot-beverage service with vase-shaped body, applied bands of beading at shoulder...

Teapot

Teapot

Teapot with seamed elliptical body, concave shoulders, slightly domed hinged cover, cast acorn finial...

Presentation Tea Tray

Presentation Tea Tray

Silver-plated oval tea tray, part of a five piece hot-beverage service, edged with beading that continues...

Breakfast Service

Breakfast Service

Breakfast service consisting of a wire toast rack, goblet-shaped eggcup with gilt interior, salt shaker,...

Child's Mug

Child's Mug

Child's mug from nine-piece dinner service with circular body, gilded interior, decorated with border...

Pitcher

Pitcher

Classical ewer-form pitcher on domed circular pedestal base with cast C-scroll handle in form of grapevine,...

Flagon

Flagon

Flagon in form of seamed, elongated, flared cylinder with mid-band, domed hinged cover with spout extension,...

Covered Wine Goblet for Kiddush

Covered Wine Goblet for Kiddush

Covered wine goblet for Kiddush with tulip-shape bowl, cast applied grapevine and grape cluster midband,...

Teaspoon

Teaspoon

Sterling silver teaspoon with handle obverse die-struck with lettering "GEMINI"/[images of twin]/"II/M/A/Y"...

Teaspoon

Teaspoon

Teaspoon with rounded, downturned fiddle handle, back midrib and single bowl-back drop. Inscription:...

Teaspoon

Teaspoon

Teaspoon with upturned, front tipt fiddle handle and rounded shoulders. Inscription: Unidentified initials...

Pitcher

Pitcher

Pyriform ewer on domed circular foot, with naturalistic repoussé-chased grapevine and grape cluster motif...

Salver

Salver

Circular salver with flat dished top and molded edge on trumpet-shaped, stepped, circular foot. Inscription:...

Porringer

Porringer

Silver porringer with circular bowl, outcurved sides, straight lip and domed base, applied handle with...

Tankard

Tankard

Tankard with raised circular body, straight tapered sides, two-step molded rim with meander wire, center...

Porringer

Porringer

Porringer with circular bowl, domed central boss, everted lip, and cast applied handle with opposed comma...

Cann

Cann

One of a pair of canns with baluster-shape body, everted lip on stepped circular foot, and double-scroll...

Cann

Cann

One of a pair of canns with baluster-shape body, everted lip on stepped circular foot, and double-scroll...

Brandywine Bowl

Brandywine Bowl

Raised hemispherical lobate-bowl form with six panels decorated with chased scrolls and dots, on cast...

Porringer

Porringer

Porringer with circular bowl, domed central boss applied handle, everted lip, and cast applied handle...

Salt Trencher

Salt Trencher

Circular salt trencher with tapered sides, boldly gadrooned rim around shallow bowl, and narrow gadrooning...

Tankard

Tankard

Silver tankard with straight sides tapering from an applied molded baseband, with saw-toothed engraving...

Tankard

Tankard

Tankard with slightly tapered cylindrical body, applied molded baseband with inserted meander wire at...

Tankard

Tankard

Tankard with slightly tapered cylindrical body, applied molded baseband, S-scroll handle with baluster...

Caster

Caster

Caster with seamed body, applied drawn moldings at base, midband, and lip, applied flared circular foot,...

Sugar Bowl

Sugar Bowl

Sugar bowl raised with everted lip engraved with vine motif on stepped circular foot and loose cover...

Coffee Pot

Coffee Pot

Coffee pot with wooden handle and inverted pyriform body on outwardly flared foot edged with gadrooning....

Tankard

Tankard

Tankard with slightly tapered cylindrical body, applied molded baseband, two-part soldered S-scroll handle...

Child's Tankard

Child's Tankard

Tankard with slightly tapered cylindrical body, molded baseband, S-shaped strap handle with applied beaded...

Coffee Pot

Coffee Pot

Silver coffee pot with inverted pear-shaped body on circular splayed, molded foot, cast curved spout...

Child's Tankard

Child's Tankard

Child's tankard with straight tapering body, molded base-band, S-scroll raised-and-soldered handle with...

Teapot

Teapot

Teapot with truncated pyriform body, straight tapering spout on applied molded footring, applied molding...

Seal and Smoker's Companion

Seal and Smoker's Companion

Seal and smoker's companion with swivel seal. Loop handle fitted inside with four hinged implements for...

Caster

Caster

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

Caster

Caster

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

Communion Flagon

Communion Flagon

Communion flagon from three-piece communion service with tapering cylindrical body, domed cover with...

Communion Cup

Communion Cup

Communion cup from three-piece communion service with spun tulip-shape body continuing to everted lip...

Bowl

Bowl

Raised circular bowl with plain sides and everted rim on spreading circular pedestal base. Inscription:...

Medal

Medal

Round silver prize medal from The Literary Society of King's College (now Columbia University) to Benjamin...

Sucket Fork

Sucket Fork

Sucket fork with combination form, elongated shallow oval bowl, ridged rattail on reverse joined to two-tined...

Marrow Scoop

Marrow Scoop

Marrow spoon with long scoop on either end of a straight, round handle. Inscription: Engraved on spoon...

Teapot

Teapot

Teapot with flat cover, seamed oval body, flat sheet silver lid with finials in form of partial coin,...

Fruit Bowl

Fruit Bowl

Heavy-gauge hand wrought sterling-silver fruit bowl with circular bowl and slightly rounded sides. Mark:...

Punch Cup

Punch Cup

Punch cup with raised fluted body continuing to everted lip, on circular foot worked with repoussé-chased...

Communion Beaker

Communion Beaker

Communion beaker with raised cylindrical form, slightly everted lip, and applied reeded baseband. Inscription:...

Memorial Spoon

Memorial Spoon

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

Tankard

Tankard

Tankard with slightly tapered cylindrical body, applied molded baseband, double-scroll handle with baluster...

Salver

Salver

Circular sheet silver salver with applied molded edge comprising eight scalloped segments on four cast...

Pitcher

Pitcher

Pitcher with ewer-form body raised to shoulder, die-rolled border of hearts with anthemion centers applied...

Chafing dish

Chafing dish

Crircular raised double-bellied bowl with applied molded rim, body pierced in stylized fleur-de-lis motif,...

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