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Pitcher

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Pitcher

Artwork Details

Artist/Maker

Zalmon Bostwick (American, active 1846-1852), designer and maker

Date

1845

Medium

Silver

Accession #

1984.142.1

Dimensions

11 x 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches

Location

On View - Stent Family Wing, Level 3, Gallery 305

Description

Few American examples of silver holloware in the Gothic Revival style of the 1840s have been recorded or published. Little is known about Zalmon Bostwick other than his listings as a silversmith in New York directories between 1842 and 1851.The prototype for the Bostwick pitcher was an English Staffordshire stoneware pitcher popular in the United States in the early 1840s, which included architectural details of Gothic arches.

Credit

Virginia Carroll Crawford Collection