Gorham Manufacturing Company American

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 706

Silver of the Aesthetic movement was greatly influenced by Japanese fine and decorative arts, particularly mixed-metal objects. Gorham Manufacturing Company was the first of the American silver manufactories to produce mixed-metal wares. This vase, with its textured surface, Japanese-inspired copper medallions, and applied asymmetrical figural decoration, epitomizes Anglo-Japanesque metalwork at its finest.

Vase, Gorham Manufacturing Company (American, Providence, Rhode Island, 1831–present), Silver and copper, American

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