The folks at the eminent New York gallery have responded to the challenge of the coronavirus much like the Florentines in The Decameron did to the Black Plague: by telling stories
A forthcoming exhibition at the Rhode Island School of Design
tells the epic story of a great American silverware maker
At the Frick, a sumptuous and revelatory exhibition on the seventeenth-century designer Luigi Valadier
How the craftsmanship of two cultures met in Gorham’s “Japanese Work” silver
Classic and contemporary silver in dialogue at the Museum of the City of New York
A collection of silver prizes sheds light on America’s proud agrarian past.
A few years ago, one of two silver soup tureens ordered by Thomas Gibbons in 1810 came on the market, after remaining for nearly two centuries in the possession of his descendants.
One might be forgiven for thinking that the opening in 2014 of the stunning Tadao Ando–designed Clark Center at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute capped the long-term expansion and renovation of the institution’s bucolic campus in Williamstown, Massachusetts. But the plan actually culminates this spring with the installation of the Clark’s American decorative arts collections on the top floor of the renovated Manton Research Center.
Folding screen with the Siege of Belgrade (front), Mexican, c. 1697–1701. Oil on wood, inlaid with mother-of-pearl. Brooklyn Museum, gift of Lilla Brown in memory of her husband, John W. Brown, by exchange. Objects in gold and silver, inlaid and gilded furniture, sumptuous fabrics, Asian porcelains, dazzling portraits-the Spanish colonial elite had it all, and flaunted it proudly within the …
Censer, Russian, late seventeenth century. Silver and parcel gilt. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, Washington, D. C. Crowned empress of Russia in 1762, Catherine II was determined to change the perception throughout Europe that Russia was a cultural backwater. Having lived at court since 1744, when she became engaged to the future Peter III, Catherine had immersed herself in Russian …
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