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Cream Pitcher, 1881

  • Gorham Manufacturing Co., American, established 1831

Sterling silver, parcel-gilt, ivory

  • Overall (width includes handle): 2 1/2 × 4 5/8 × 4 1/8 inches (6.4 × 11.7 × 10.5 cm)

Founders Society Purchase, Associates of the American Wing Fund, Ralph Harman Booth Bequest Fund, Joseph H. Boyer Memorial Fund, General Endowment Fund and Henry Ford II Fund

80.94.4

Marked, within shaped punch marks: [Gorham Trade Marks] | STERLING | 1540 | N Lion passant, anchor, G

Inscribed, on bottom, in stylized script: C. U. D.

1980-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Christian Herter and the Aesthetic Movement. Exh. cat., Washburn Gallery. New York, 1980. Reif, Rita. New York Times, May 11, 1980. The Quest for Unity: American Art Between World's Fairs 1876-1893. Exh. cat., Detroit Institute of Art. Detroit, 1983, cat. 100 (ill.). 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. 5 (ill.).

Gorham Manufacturing Co., Cream Pitcher, 1881, sterling silver, parcel-gilt, ivory. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, Associates of the American Wing Fund, Ralph Harman Booth Bequest Fund, et al., 80.94.4.