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Gilt Silver

Metalwork, Gilt Silver

Works of Art (87)

"Antioch Chalice," first half of 6th century, Byzantine; Made in Antioch or Kaper Koraon (?), Silver, silver-gilt (50.4)
Arm Reliquary, 13th century, with 15th-century additions, French, Silver, silver-gilt, glass and rock-crystal cabochons over wood core (17.190.353)
Beaker ("Monkey Cup"), ca. 1425–1450, South Netherlandish; Made in Burgundian Territories, Silver, silver-gilt, painted enamel (52.50)
Bell salt, 1600–1601, Master T.S. (English), Silver gilt (68.141.92a-d)
Bowl, ca. 725–675 B.C.; Archaic, Cypriot; Said to be from Kourion, Gilt silver (74.51.4554)
Bridal Chamber of Herse, Tapestry, ca. 1550, Workshop of Willem de Pannemaker (Flemish), Made/manufactured: Brussels, Southern Netherlands, Wool, silk, silver (41.190.135)
Buckle in the Shape of an Eagle, 6th century, Ostrogothic, Gilt silver, garnet (95.15.100a-c)
Buckle, 6th century, Ostrogothic, probably found in Italy, Gilt silver, garnet (95.15.103a,b)
Candelabrum Centerpiece, 1835–36, Paul Storr (British), Silver-gilt, (60.55.10a-s)
Casket (cofanetto or scrigno), ca. 1570–90, Venice, Beech wood, partially gilded and painted rosewood veneer; gold powder, gold leaf, silver flakes, silver-gilt, bronze, and yellow metal (57.25ab)
Celestial Globe with Clockwork, dated 1579, Movement by Gerhard Emmoser (Austrian), Made in Vienna, Austria, Case of silver, partly gilt, and gilt brass; movement of brass and steel (17.190.636)
Chalice, 16th century (1532–33), Made in Paris, France, Silver-gilt (1996.287)
Chalice, ca. 1222, Brother Bertinus, Made in possible Meuse Valley, Northern Europe, Silver and silver gilt (47.101.30)
Chalice, ca. 1380, Spanish; Catalonia, Barcelona, Silver, silver gilt, and translucent enamel (1988.66)
Chalice, late 18th century, Mexican, Silver gilt (33.120.68a)
Chalice, mid-17th century, Mexican, Silver gilt, enamel (32.100.230)
Chasuble, ca. 1330–1350, English, Silk and silver-gilt thread and colored silks in underside couching, split stitch, laid-and-couched work, and raised work, with pearls on velvet (27.162.1)
Child's porridge bowl and spoon, 1897–98, Mark of Roberts and Belk (British), Silver, partly gilt (1991.296.1,.2)
Coconut Cup with Cover, ca. 1533–34, Hans van Amsterdam (Low Countries, 's-Hertogenbosch), Silver gilt, coconut (Cocos nucifera) (17.190.622ab)
Covered cup, ca. 1565–70, Chinese with English mounts, Hard paste and silver gilt (68.141.125a,b)
Crib of the Infant Jesus, 15th century, South Netherlandish; Made in Brabant, Carved and polychromed oak, copper gilt, silver gilt, painted parchment, and silk embroidered with seed pearls, gold thread, tinsel, and translucent enamels (1974.121a–d)
Cup supported by enchained Turk, ca. 1700, German; Frankfurt am Main, Jade (nephrite), aragonate (alabaster), chalcedony, onyx, diamonds, rubies, garnets, silver-gilt, and gold (1975.1.1508)
Cup, third quarter of 14th century, Bohemian, Prague, Jasper, gilded silver (2000.504)
Diana and Her Nymphs: From a set of Mythological Scenes, 1644, Laurent de La Hyre; Probably woven in the workshop of Hippolyte de Comans in the Faubourg Saint-Marcel, Paris, before 1662, French (Paris) Wool, silk, and silver-gilt thread (20.44.3)
Diptych with Scenes of the Annunciation, Nativity, Crucifixion, and Resurrection, 1300–1325, German; Made in Cologne (possibly), Rhine valley, silver gilt with translucent and opaque enamels (1980.366)
Dish, 1664–65, Anthony Ficketts (English), Silver gilt (68.141.79)
Double Cup, ca. 1300–1350, Germany or Bohemia, Silver and gilt-silver with applied opaque enamel (1983.125a,b)
Ewer and basin, 1610–11, Symon Owen (English), Silver gilt (68.141.135,136)
Ewer and basin, ca. 1726, English; London, Gilt silver (68.141.133,.134)
Ewer with Wild Man Finial, ca. 1500, German; Made in Nuremberg, Silver, silver-gilt, painted and enameled decoration (53.20.2)
Ewer, 16th century (ca. 1585), Made in China (porcelain); Made in London, England (silver-gilt), Porcelain (44.14.2)
Ewer, ca. 1350–80, mounts ca. 1400, German or Rhenish, Jasper, gilded silver (17.190.610)
Flintlock Gun, ca. 1620, Made by Pierre Le Bourgeois (died 1627), French (Lisieux), Steel, chiseled, blued, and gilded; wood, inlaid with silver, brass, and engraved mother-of-pearl; brass-gilt (1972.223)
Fork and spoon, 1683–84, French; Paris, Gilt silver (48.187.214,.215)
Group of four vases, ca. 2300–2000 B.C.; late Early Bronze Age III, Northwest Anatolia, Electrum, silver-gilt, silver (1989.281.45a,b-.48)
Hunting Sword, ca. 1740–50, Ivory grip attributed to Joseph Deutschmann, German (possibly Munich), Steel, silver-gilt, ivory, leather (26.145.243)
Journey of the Prophet Muhammad; Leaf from a copy of the Majmac al-tawarikh (Compendium of Histories), ca. 1425; Timurid, Herat, Afghanistan, Colors, silver, and gilt on brownish paper (57.51.9)
Last Supper, from a set of four tapestries of the Passion, known as the Alba Passion, ca. 1520–30, Bernaert van Orley (Flemish); Probably designed by Pieter de Pannemaker (Flemish), Flemish, Wool, silk, and silver-gilt thread (1975.1.1915)
Lid of a ceremonial box, late 1st century B.C.–early 1st century A.D.; Augustan, Roman, Gilt silver (2000.26)
Loom-width piece of velvet, late 15th century, Probably Bursa, Turkey, possibly Venice, Silk velvet pile and voided areas brocaded with silver-gilt-wrapped silk wefts (53.157)
Loving cup with cover, 1742–43, Paul Lamerie (English), Silver gilt (25.15.58ab)
Loving cup, 1772, Richard Williams (Irish). Silver, silver gilt (68.141.191)
Mantua, late 17th century, British, Taupe wool with stripes of dull orange and blue, embroidered in silver-gilt thread (33.54a,b)
Mirror Frame, ca. 1568, Wenzel Jamnitzer (German), Silver gilt, ebony, and mirror plate (17.190.620)
Mirror, ca. 1710, Johann Valentin Gevers (German), silversmith; Johann Andreas Thelot (German), silversmith, Germany (Augsburg), Oak and pine veneered with tortoiseshell, silver, gilt silver, and green-stained ivory; mirror glass (1989.20)
Monstrance, 1646, Attributed to Diego de Atienzia (Spanish, Guadalajara), Peruvian, Silver gilt, enamel (32.100.231a,b)
Muhammad's Call to Prophecy and the First Revelation; Leaf from a copy of the Majmac al-tawarikh (Compendium of Histories), ca. 1425; Timurid, Herat, Afghanistan, Colors, silver, and gilt on brownish paper (57.51.37.3)
Nativity Group with Angel, 18th century, Guatemalan, Wood, polychromed and gilded, with glass eyes and silver-gilt halos (64.164.168ab–.172)
Pair of belt buckles, Xianbei culture, ca. 1st century A.D., North China, Silver plate and gilt (24.174.6,7)
Pair of fruit dishes, 1766–67, Thomas Heming (English, Silver gilt (49.7.92,93)
Pair of skyphoi (cups) with relief decoration, late 1st century B.C.–early 1st century A.D.; Early Imperial, Augustan, Roman, Silver with gilding (1994.43.1,.2)
Paris, ca. 1500, Antico (Pier Jacopo Alari Bonacolsi) (Italian), Bronze, partly gilt and silvered (55.93)
Pectoral ornament, late 19th–early 20th century, Central Asia or Iran, Tekke tribe, Silver, gilded, engraved, and inset with carnelians (2008.579.3)
Pendant of a Rosary with Memento Mori, 16th century, Mexican or Flemish, Silver gilt, rock crystal (17.190.323)
Pendant with facing couple (obverse) and sacred monogram (reverse), 15th century, Italy, Silver gilt, niello (17.190.965)
Pieced panel of brocaded silk, second half of 16th century, Probably Bursa, Turkey, Silk velvet pile and voided areas brocaded with silver-gilt-wrapped silk wefts (17.29.10)
Presentation Smallsword, 1798–99, Made by James Morisset, English (London), Silver-gilt, enamel, paste jewels, steel (26.145.315)
Processional Cross, late 11th–early 12th century, Spanish; Made in Asturias, Silver, partially gilt on wood core, carved gems, jewels (17.190.1406)
Qur'an case, Nasrid period, second half of 15th century, Spain, Leather embroidered with gilt-silver wire (04.3.458)
Reliquary Arm, ca. 1230, South Netherlandish, Silver over oak; hand: bronze-gilt; appliqué plaques: silver-gilt, niello and cabochon stones (47.101.33)
Reliquary Cross, ca. 1180, Made in Limoges, France, Silver gilt, rock crystal, glass cabochons; wood core (2002.18)
Reliquary Cross, ca. 1366–1400, Italian, the Marches, Translucent enamel, silver, gilded silver, rock crystal, glass, and iron (17.190.498)
Reliquary of Mary Magdalene, 14th and 15th century, Made in Tuscany, Italy, Gilded copper, gilded silver, rock crystal, verre églomisé (17.190.504)
Reliquary of the True Cross (Staurotheke), late 8th–early 9th century, Byzantine; Made in Constantinople, Cloisonné enamel, silver, silver-gilt, gold, niello (17.190.715ab)
Reliquary Shrine, second quarter of 14th century, Attributed to Jean de Touyl (French), Made in Paris, Gilt-silver, translucent enamel, paint (62.96)
Ring, late 6th–early 5th century B.C., Etruscan, Gilt silver (1995.40)
Saint Christopher, 1400–1425, French; Made in Toulouse, Silver, silver-gilt (17.190.361)
Salver, 1879–80, Frederick Elkington (British), Silver, partly gilt, (1991.229)
Silk with Griffins, first half of 13th century, Central Asian, Sicilian, or North African, Silk and silver-gilt metal on parchment over cotton (1984.344)
Silver covers for a gospel, 1691, Signed Astuatsatur Shahamir, Kayseri, Turkey, Gilt-silver repoussé plaques (16.99)
Standing Bishop, 1508–12, Hans von Reutlingen or Workshop, Germany (Aachen), Silver, gilt silver (1991.9)
The Stockbridge Race Cup, 1870–71, C. F. Hancock, manufacturing silversmiths (London), Silver, partly gilt, (1990.153)
Swords, with scabbard mounts, Sui dynasty, ca. 600, Chinese, Iron, gilt bronze, silver, wood (30.65.2)
Tankard, ca. 1700, By Johann Berend (Livonian), Silver, partly gilt (32.75.84)
Tapestry: Portrait of Napoleon I, 1808–11, After a painting by Baron François-Pascal-Simon Gérard (French); Gobelins Royal Manufactory; Workshop of Michel Henri Cozette (French), High-warp tapestry of wool, silk, and silver-gilt thread (43.99)
Tea and coffee service, 1773, Johan Henrik Blom (Finnish), Russian; Saint Petersburg, Parcel-gilt silver, enamel, ebonized fruitwood (47.51.1–.5)
Tea service, ca. 1888, Tiffany & Company (American), Silver, silver-gilt, enamel, ivory (97.1.1-4)
Tea set with teapot, creamer, and sugar bowl, 1813–14, Mark of Paul Storr (British), Silver, gilt (1974.379.1-3)
Toilet set in original leather case, ca. 1743–45, Germany (Augsburg), Silver marked by 14 goldsmiths, Gilt silver, hard-paste porcelain, cut glass, walnut, carved and partially gilt coniferous wood, blind-tooled and partially gilt leather, partially gilt steel and iron, textiles, moiré paper, hog's bristle (2005.364.1–.48)
Traveling tea set, ca. 1879, Christopher Dresser (British); Hukin & Heath (Birmingham), Gilt and silver-plated white metal, split bamboo, leather-covered wood with velvet and glazed cotton linings (2000.594.1a,b–.8)
Tray, 1806–7, Digby Scott (English), Benjamin Smith (English), partners, Silver-gilt, (1977.436.3)
Triptych with Scenes from the Passion, ca. 1400–1420, French; Made in Paris, Silver, partially gilt (17.190.369)
Tureen, 1794–1814, Maker: Martin-Guillaume Biennais (French); Designer: Charles Percier (French); Designer: Pierre François Léonard Fontaine (French), Silver gilt (34.17.1a-c)
Two-handled covered loving cup, ca. 1680, English, Silver over silver gilt (68.141.281ab)
University Scepter, before 1478, Germany (possibly Rostock or Lübeck), Cast and raised silver and silver gilt on steel core (2011.358)
Vermand Treasure: Belt Buckle and Three Mounts for Spear Shafts, ca. 400, Provincial Roman; Found in Vermand, France, Silver gilt inlaid with niello (17.192.143–.146)
Wine cup on a high foot (tazza), 1599, English, Silver gilt (68.141.104)

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