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Silver from Europe

Metalwork, Silver, Europe

Works of Art (150)

Arm Reliquary, 13th century, with 15th-century additions, French, Silver, silver-gilt, glass and rock-crystal cabochons over wood core (17.190.353)
Automaton in the form of a chariot pushed by a Chinese attendant and set with a clock, 1766, Signed by James Cox (English), Case: gold, with diamonds and paste jewels set in silver; pearls; dial: white enamel; movement: brass, partly gilded, and steel; the balance wheel and cock of silver set with paste jewels (1982.60.137)
Bassoon, 1881, Giosue Esposito, Naples, Maple, nickel-silver (2003.150a–g)
Beaker ("Monkey Cup"), ca. 1425–1450, South Netherlandish; Made in Burgundian Territories, Silver, silver-gilt, painted enamel (52.50)
Beaker with birds and animals, 4th century B.C., Thraco-Geti style, Lower Danube region, Thrace, Silver (47.100.88)
Bell salt, 1600–1601, Master T.S. (English), Silver gilt (68.141.92a-d)
The Blessed Catherine and Saint Felicity, 1762, After originals by Giacomo Serpotta (Italian), Silver (69.133.1,2)
Bona Sforza, Queen of Poland, ca. 1530–40, Giovanni (Gian) Jacopo (Giacomo) Caraglio (Italian), Kraków, Sardonyx with inlaid gold and silver details; mounted as a pendant in gold with enamel, pearl, and ruby (17.190.869)
Book Cover with Byzantine Icon of the Crucifixion, Icon carved about 1000, in Constantinople; setting made before 1085, Spanish; From the Convent of Santa Cruz de la Serós, Jaca, Gilded silver on a wood backing, inset with ivory icon, sapphire, glass, and crystal (17.190.134)
Bow Brooch, ca. 600, Langobardic; Made in central Italy, Silver with partial gilding, inlaid with niello (55.56)
Brooch in the Shape of a Panther, 100–300, Roman, Copper alloy with silver and niello inlays (47.100.18)
Brooch, first half of 5th century, Eastern Germanic, Silver with gold sheet overlay, garnets (47.100.19)
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)
Buckle, Buckle, 2nd century B.C.; European Iron Age, Celto-Iberian; Spain, Leaded bronze, silver, iron (1990.62 ab)
Bust of Serapis, 2nd century A.D.; Mid-Imperial, Roman; said to be from Egypt, Silver (1991.127)
Cabinet (armoire), 1867, Charles Guillaume Diehl (German, act. Paris), cabinetmaker; Jean Brandely (French), designer; Emmanuel Frémiet (French), sculptor, France (Paris), Oak veneered with cedar, walnut, ebony, and ivory, silvered bronze mounts (1989.197)
Candelabrum Centerpiece, 1835–36, Paul Storr (British), Silver-gilt, (60.55.10a-s)
Candelabrum with Stand, 1838, Paul Storr (British), Silver, (1976.423-h)
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)
Censer, before 1477, Basel, Silver, raised and cast (17.190.360)
Center table, ca. 1780–85, Russia (Tula, Imperial Armory), Steel, silver, gilded copper, gilded brass, basswood, mirror glass (replacement) (2002.115)
Chalice of Peter of Sassoferrato, 1341–42 with later, perhaps 15th-century, cup, Italian; Siena, from the Franciscan Church of Sassoferrato, Silver gilded and translucent enamel (1988.67)
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, Paten, and Straw, ca. 1230–1250, German, Silver, partly gilded; niello, jewels (47.101.26–29)
Chasse of Champagnat, ca. 1150, French; Made in Limoges, Gilded copper and champlevé enamel (17.190.685-87, 695, 710-11)
Child's porridge bowl and spoon, 1897–98, Mark of Roberts and Belk (British), Silver, partly gilt (1991.296.1,.2)
Childbirth tray (desco da parto) with the Triumph of Fame (recto) and Medici and Tornabuoni arms and devices (verso), 1448–49, Giovanni di Ser Giovanni Guidi, called Lo Scheggia (Italian, Florentine), Tempera, silver, and gold on panel (1995.7)
Claret jug, 1900–1901, Archibald Knox (British); Manufacturer: W. H. Haseler for Liberty & Company, Silver, chrysoprase (1992.346)
Clock watch with calendar, ca. 1600–1610, Movement probably by Nicolas Forfaict the Elder (French), Case: silver and gilded brass; Dial: gilded brass and silver, with a steel hand; Movement: gilded brass and steel, partly blued (17.190.1607)
Coconut Cup with Cover, ca. 1533–34, Hans van Amsterdam (Low Countries, 's-Hertogenbosch), Silver gilt, coconut (Cocos nucifera) (17.190.622ab)
Coffeepot, 1756–57, Marked by François-Thomas Germain (French), French; Paris, Silver, wood (33.165.1)
Cor solo, 1829, Dubois & Couturier (French), Lyon, Brass, silver (2008.136)
Covered bowl and stand, 1774, Marked by Louis Landes (French), French; Toulouse, Silver (48.187.7ab,.8)
Cross-hilt sword, 1600–1625, England (London) and Germany (Solingen), Iron, silver, wood, copper alloy, steel, and gold (2010.165)
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)
Double Cup, ca. 1590–1600, Caspar Beutmüller the Elder, Made in Germany (Nuremberg), Gilded silver (17.190.609a,b)
Drinking cup, 1st century B.C.–1st century A.D.; Late Hellenistic or Republican, Roman, Silver (1991.11.6.1)
Drinking cup, 1st century B.C.–1st century A.D.; Late Hellenistic or Republican, Roman, Silver (1991.11.6.2)
Ewer and basin (lavabo set), ca. 1680–85, Moldavia (Chisinau), most likely court workshop, Partially gilded silver (2005.62.1,.2a,b)
Ewer and basin, 1610–11, Symon Owen (English), Silver gilt (68.141.135,136)
Ewer and basin, 1745–46, Marked by Marc Bazille (French), French; Montpellier, Silver (58.60.1,.2)
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, 1784–85, Marked by Jean-Baptiste-François Chéret (French), Paris, Silver (1980.79)
Feeding Bowl, 1690, Hungarian, Transylvania, Silver-gilt (2010.110.40)
Fire dogs (andirons), 1697–98, Benjamin Pyne (English), Silver, iron (68.141.155ab)
"Fire of London" and "Plague" tankard, 1673–74, The Master I.N. (English), Silver (1987.54)
Flintlock gun, dated 1735, Louis Jaley (steel chiseler; French); Nicolas Carteron (barrelsmith; French); Joseph Blachon (stockmaker; French), France (Saint-Étienne), Steel, gold, silver, wood (1987.274)
Flintlock Sporting Gun of Empress Margarita Teresa, ca. 1670–73, Jacques Lamarre (French), Steel, wood, silver, copper alloy, gold (2011.354)
Fork and spoon, 1683–84, French; Paris, Gilt silver (48.187.214,.215)
Goblet, 1800–1801, Naphtali Hart (British), Silver, parcel-gilt (29.60.1)
Handle of a large dish, Mid-Imperial, Antonine or Severan, 2nd–early 3rd century A.D., Roman, Silver, gold (06.1106)
Hunting sword, ca. 1851, French (Paris), Silver, cast, chased, partly gilt; gilt copper; steel (1987.161)
Ice bucket, 1838–39, Possibly mark of John Watson (British, active in Sheffield), Silver, (1979.497)
Inkstand, 1802, John Plimmer (British), Silver, (1976.424.2a-j)
Jardinière, ca. 1902, Henry van de Velde (Belgian); Manufacturer: Theodore Muller, Weimar, Silver (2000.350)
Jewel box, 1920, Dagobert Peche (Austrian); Manufacturer: Wiener Werkstätte, Gilded silver (1978.8a-c)
Jug, 1775–76, Matthew Boulton (British) and John Fothergill (English), Silver (1993.73)

Tripod stand, 1775–76, Matthew Boulton (English) and John Fothergill (English), Silver (66.192.5a–c)
Kettle drums, 1779, Franz Peter Bunsen (German), Hannover, Silver, iron, calfskin (2010.138.1–.4)
Lid of a ceremonial box, late 1st century B.C.–early 1st century A.D.; Augustan, Roman, Gilt silver (2000.26)
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)
Mantel Clock (Telleruhr), ca. 1710, Movement by Franz Xaver Gegenreiner (German); Repoussé silver by Johann Andreas Thelot (German), Case: tortoiseshell veneer and silver, partly gilt; Dial: champlevé silver with black numerals; Movement: brass and steel (46.162)
Mantel clock, ca. 1750, ST Germain for Jean-Joseph de Saint-Germain (French); Gosselin à Paris, possibly Jean-Philippe (French) or Jean-Baptiste Gosselin (French, active Paris), Bronze, originally gilded or silvered, enameled dial (37.160.9)
Miniature secretary incorporating a watch, ca. 1766–72, Signed by James Cox (English), Case: agate, with gold mounts, gilded brass, pearls, and paste jewels set in silver; dial: white enamel (46.184a–c)
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)
Mouth-piece, Cypro-Archaic or Cypro-Classical, late 6th–5th century B.C., Cypriot; from Cyprus, Gilded silver (74.51.3004)
Mural: The History of Navigation, 1934, Jean Dupas (French); manufacturer: Charles Champigneulle, Glass, paint, gold, silver, palladium leaf (1976.414.3a–ggg)
"Murmansk" fruit dish, 1982, Ettore Sottsass (Italian, born Austria); Manufacturer: Memphis, Silver (1992.216.1)
Nécessaire incorporating an automaton watch, ca. 1770–72, Signed by James Cox (English), Case: moss agate, mounted in gold and set with diamonds, rubies, and emeralds; silver; and mirror glass; dial: white enamel, with frame pavé set with paste jewels (57.128a–o)
New Model No. 3 Single-Action Revolver, 1888–89, Smith & Wesson (American); Tiffany & Co. (American), Springfield, Massachusetts, and New York, Serial no. 25120: partly nickel-plated steel, silver (2007.477)
Open Ring Brooch, early 800s, Pictish or Irish; Found near Galway, Ireland, Silver with amber insets (1981.413)
Pair of Brooches, 400–600, Ostrogothic, found in Kerch, Ukraine, Copper alloy overlaid with silver (98.11.107-8)
Pair of candelabra, 1767–68, Marked by Robert-Joseph Auguste (French), French; Paris, Silver (48.187.389ab,.390ab)
Pair of candlesticks, 1690–92, French; Paris, Silver (48.187.249,.250)
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)
Pair of snaphaunce pistols, ca. 1690, Matteo Cecchi, called Acquafresca (Italian), Italy (Bargi), Steel, silver, ebony (2006.471.1,2)
Pair of tea caddies, 1790–91, John Scofield (English), Silver (66.158.8ab)

Spoon for a tea caddy set, 1787–88, Samuel Godbehere (English) and Edward Wigan (English), Silver (66.158.8c)
Pair of wine coolers, 1766, Zacharias Deichman the Elder, Russian; Saint Petersburg, Silver (1981.367.1,.2)
Pair of wine coolers, marked 1781, Ignaz Josef Würth (Austrian), Austria (Vienna), Silver (2002.265.1a,b,.2a)
Pair-case automaton watch, ca. 1770–75, Signed by James Cox (English), Outer case: gold, partly enameled and set with gemstones and paste jewels; inner case: gold with casemaker's mark of Peter Mounier (English); dial: white enamel, with frame set with paste jewels; movement: brass, steel, and silver (1977.436.4)
Pair-case Puritan watch, ca. 1640, Movement by Edward East (English), Outer and inner cases: silver, with a single blued steel hand; Movement: gilded brass, steel, partly blued, and silver (17.190.1468ab)
Pair-case watch, 1682–83, Movement by Thomas Tompion (English); inner case and dial by Nathaniel Delander (English), Outer case: leather with gold studs monogrammed RWR surmounted by a coronet (unidentified); Inner case and champlevé dial: gold, with blued steel hands; Movement: gilded brass, steel, partly blued, and silver (17.190.1489ab)
Plateau, 1817–18, Richard Sibley (British), Silver (97.42)
Playing at Quintain, ca. 1500, French (Paris?), Colorless glass, silver stain, and vitreous paint (1980.223.6)
Portable Mosaic Icon with the Virgin Eleousa, early 14th century, Byzantine, probably Constantinople, Miniature mosaic set in wax on wood panel with gold, multicolored stones, and gilded copper tesserae; some portions restored (2008.352)
Portrait Medals: Empress Maria and Emperor Maximillian II, dated 1575, Monogrammed "AN:AB" for Antonio Abondio (Italian) Silver, uniface (1989.12.2,3)
Powder flask, late 17th century, German, Ivory, silver-gilt, steel (2007.479.2)
Presentation coin (Doppelguldiner), 1517, Ulrich Ursentaler (Austrian), Dutch (Antwerp); dies cut in Halle, Austria, 1509, Silver (26.261.14)
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)
Reliquary Arm, ca. 1230, South Netherlandish, Silver over oak; hand: bronze-gilt; appliqué plaques: silver-gilt, niello and cabochon stones (47.101.33)
Reliquary Bust of Saint Yrieix, second quarter of 13th century, France, Limousin, Church of Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche, Gilded silver, rock crystal, gems, glass, originally over walnut core with silver leaf and gesso on interior (17.190.352a,b)
Reliquary Casket with Scenes from the Martyrdom of Saint Thomas Becket, ca. 1173–80, English or German, Silver with niello, gemstone (17.190.520)
Reliquary Cross, ca. 1366–1400, Italian, the Marches, Translucent enamel, silver, gilded silver, rock crystal, glass, and iron (17.190.498)
Reliquary Shrine, second quarter of 14th century, Attributed to Jean de Touyl (French), Made in Paris, Gilt-silver, translucent enamel, paint (62.96)
Rosary, ca. 1500–1525, German, Ivory, silver, partially gilded mounts (17.190.306)
Roundel with Three Apes Building a Trestle Table, 1480–1500, German, Colorless glass, vitreous paint, and silver stain (1990.119.3)
Saint Christopher, 1400–1425, French; Made in Toulouse, Silver, silver-gilt (17.190.361)
Saint Michael, mid-18th century, Probably by Gaetano Fumo (Italian, Neapolitan), Silver (1976.46ab)
Salver, 1879–80, Frederick Elkington (British), Silver, partly gilt, (1991.229)
Soup tureen with cover and stand, 1806–7 (tureen) and 1807–8 (stand), Mark of Paul Storr (British), Silver (39.65.38a-c)
Spoon and fork, 3rd century A.D.; Imperial, Roman, Silver (2006.514.3)
Spoon, 3rd century A.D.; Imperial, Roman, Silver (19.192.64)
Spoon, Julio-Claudian, first half of 1st century A.D., Roman, Rock crystal and silver (2000.1)
Standing Salt, 1584–85, Made by the anonymous goldsmith "IG", English (London), Silver (52.134a–e)
Statuette of a panther, 1st–2nd century A.D.; Imperial, Roman, Bronze, copper, silver, niello (07.261)
The Stockbridge Race Cup, 1870–71, C. F. Hancock, manufacturing silversmiths (London), Silver, partly gilt, (1990.153)
Sword, 10th century, European (possibly Scandinavian), Steel, copper, silver (55.46.1)
Table snuffbox, ca. 1745–50, Russian; Probably region of Velikiy Ustyg, Partially polished green turban snail; gilded, matted, punched, and engraved silver; niello (1995.327)
Tankard, ca. 1700, By Johann Berend (Livonian), Silver, partly gilt (32.75.84)
Tea and coffee service, 1773, Johan Henrik Blom (Finnish), Russian; Saint Petersburg, Parcel-gilt silver, enamel, ebonized fruitwood (47.51.1–.5)
Tea infuser and strainer, ca. 1924, Marianne Brandt (German), Silver and ebony (2000.63a–c)
Tea service, ca. 1910, Josef Hoffmann (Austrian), Silver, ebony, amethyst, carnelian (2000.278.1–.9)
Tea set with teapot, creamer, and sugar bowl, 1813–14, Mark of Paul Storr (British), Silver, gilt (1974.379.1-3)
Teakettle on tripod table stand, 1724–25, Simon Pantin I (English, English (London), Silver (68.141.81)
Teapot, 1699–1700, French; Paris, Silver, wood (48.187.78)
Teapot, 1733, Kenneth McKenzie (Scottish), Silver, wood (68.141.88)

Hot milk jug, 1727–28, James Ker (Scottish), Silver (1983.224)

Sugar bowl, 1727–28, James Tait (Scottish), Silver (1983.133ab)
Teapot, 1820–21, John Edward Terrey (British), Silver, (1998.459)
Terminal for an Open-Ring Brooch, ca. 950, Viking; Perhaps from Eketorp, Sweden, Silver with gold and niello inlays (2000.140)
Tivoli Hoard, mid-1st century B.C.; Late Republican, Roman; Italy, said to have been found at Tivoli or Boscoreale, Silver (20.49.2–.12)
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)
Torque (Neck Ring), 5th century B.C.; European Iron Age, Celtic, Silver (47.100.16)
Traveling clock watch with alarm, ca. 1680, Movement by Thomas Tompion (English); case by Nathaniel Delander (English), Case and dial: silver; Movement: gilded brass, steel, partly blued, and silver (17.190.1512)
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 and ladle, ca. 1880, Christopher Dresser (British); Hukin & Heath (British), Electroplate (silver on yellow metal), ivory (L.2004.64.1a–c)
Tureen with stand from the Orloff Service, 1770–71, Jacques-Nicolas Roettiers (Flemish), French; Paris, Silver (33.165.2a-c)
Tureen, 1757–59, Marked by Edme-Pierre Balzac (French), French; Paris, Silver (48.187.418a-c)
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 scallop-shell dishes from the Orloff Service, 1772–73, Jacques-Nicolas Roettiers (Flemish), French; Paris, Silver (48.187.386,.387)
Two-handled covered loving cup, ca. 1680, English, Silver over silver gilt (68.141.281ab)
The Unicorn is Found (from the Unicorn Tapestries), 1495–1505, South Netherlandish, Wool warp with wool, silk, silver, gilt wefts (37.80.2)
Vase, ca. 1896, Designer: Philippe Wolfers (Belgian), by Philippe Wolfers & Wolfers Frères, Belgian (Brussels), Silver, partly gilded (2003.236)
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)
Watch in the form of a skull, ca. 1640–50, Movement by Isaac Penard (Swiss), Case and dial: silver, partly nielloed, with a single silver hand; Movement: gilded brass and steel (17.190.1575)
Watch, ca. 1645–50, Movement by Jacques Goullons (French), Case and dial: painted enamel on gold; Movement: gilded brass, steel, partly blued, and silver (17.190.1557)
Watch, ca. 1650–60, Movement by Jean Rousseau the Younger (Swiss), Case: rock crystal mounted in gilded brass; Dial: silver, with single gilded brass hand; Movement: gilded brass and steel, partly blued (17.190.1014)
Watch, ca. 1660–70, Movement by F. L. Meybom, or Maybon; case attributed to Isaac Bergeron, dit d'Argent (French), Movement: gilded brass, steel, partly blued, and silver; Case: blued steel, gilded brass, rock crystal, silver, and diamonds; Dial: painted enamel and basse-taille enamel on gold, with a single gold hand (17.190.1600)
Watch, ca. 1675–80, Movement by Johannes Van Ceulen the Elder (Dutch); case and dial probably by Josias Belle (French), Movement: gilded brass, steel, partly blued, and silver; Case and dial: enameled gold and painted enamel on gold (17.190.1417)
Watchcase, ca. 1700, Case and dial by Jean-Pierre Huaud (Swiss) and Amy Huaud (Swiss); movement by Pieter Klock (Dutch), Case and dial: painted enamel on gold; Movement: gilded brass, steel, partly blued, and silver (17.190.1436)
Wine cistern, 1709–10, Lewis Mettayer (English), Silver (68.141.132)
Wine cup on a high foot (tazza), 1599, English, Silver gilt (68.141.104)
Wine Dipper, 200–300, Roman; Made in Gaul, found in Leyris, southern France, Silver (47.100.29)
Wing Fibula, 2nd century; Late Roman, Provincial Roman; Made in Pannonia, Silver, gold, four carnelians (1998.76)