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Bowl, ca. 1815

  • Fletcher and Gardiner, American, active 1814 - 1838

Silver

  • Overall: 5 5/8 × 7 × 5 7/16 inches (14.3 × 17.8 × 13.8 cm)

Museum Purchase, Lucy Waterman American Art Fund, Mr. and Mrs. Conrad H. Smith Memorial Fund, Mrs. Charles Theron Van Dusen Fund; and gifts from Robert Kingsbury, Euphemia Holden, Mrs. Albert de Salle, City of Detroit, Detroit Historical Commission, American Art Archives by exchange

2002.136.3

On View

  • American W271
  • American W271

Department

American Art before 1950

  • Neoclassical
  • Silver
  • Bowl (vessel)
  • Coffee service
  • Tea service
  • Bowl
  • Philadelphia

Engraved: [a shield decorated with three birds with feather plumes and gazelles] | MY WORD IS MY BOND

2002-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

"American Decorative Arts Acquisitions 1985-2005." Bulletin of the DIA, 81, 1-2 (2007): pp. 12-13, 69. Hellman, Mimi. “Making Coffee at Home in America: Episodes in the Cultural History of Design.” In Coffee, Tea, and Chocolate: Consuming the World, ed. Yao-Fen You, Mimi Hellman and Hope Saska. Exh. cat., Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 2016, pp. 106–108, fig. 4 (ill.).

Fletcher and Gardiner, Bowl, ca. 1815, silver. Detroit Institute of Arts, Museum Purchase, Lucy Waterman American Art Fund, Mr. and Mrs. Conrad H. Smith Memorial Fund, Mrs. Charles Theron Van Dusen Fund; and gifts from Robert Kingsbury, Euphemia Holden, Mrs. Albert de Salle, City of Detroit, Detroit Historical Commission, American Art Archives by exchange, 2002.136.3.