Anthony Rasch American

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 705

These commanding sauceboats, fashioned in the French Empire taste, are marked by Rasch, a Bavarian-born Philadelphia silversmith. They are among the most sophisticated silver vessels produced in the United States in the early nineteenth century and are distinguished by their bold ornamental scheme, which includes magnificent cast serpent handles and ram’s-head spouts. The engraved armorials are those of the Milligan family of Maryland.

Sauceboat, Anthony Rasch (ca. 1778–1858), Silver, American

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