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Plateau

Maker:
Benjamin Halsted (1734–1817)
Date:
1790–1805
Geography:
Made in New York, New York, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Silver and glass
Dimensions:
2 1/8 x 21 1/16 x 17 1/4 in. (5.4 x 53.5 x 43.3 cm)
Classification:
Silver
Credit Line:
Partial and Promised Gift of The Estate of Esther and Samuel Schwartz, Paterson, N.J., 2007
Accession Number:
2007.471.1
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 704
Marking: marked on underside of each foot in script: Halsted (in shaped surround)
Said to have been made for Daniel Crommelin Verplanck (1738–1815)*; Esther and Samuel Schwartz, Paterson, NJ; (partial and promised) gift to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, 1989. *Schwartzes said at time of loan that it was originally owed by Daniel Crommelin Verplanck … A. Merrill worked to verify, but still can’t find proof.
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