boat-shaped footed tureen with domed cover and two handles; decorated overall with raised foliage, flowers, fruit and birds

Covered tureen, 1846-1861

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Gift of Anna Lisa Aspegren Loomisexpand_more  98.92a,b

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American silversmiths of the mid-1800s favored the rococo revival style. Harking back to French decoration of a hundred years earlier, it featured floral motifs and undulating forms. The owners of this tureen may have wished to emulate the elegant taste of French aristocrats. The tureen’s intricate ornamentation was created by hammering the metal from the back, a technique called repoussé.

Details
Title
Covered tureen
Artist Life
Baltimore, 1846-1861
Role
Maker
Accession Number
98.92a,b
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boat-shaped footed tureen with domed cover and two handles; decorated overall with raised foliage, flowers, fruit and birds