Silver & Metal Arts Photos

Original images of metalware in museums plus objects by category & artists. These arts include silver, bronze, copper, iron, chrome wares ranging from antiquity to modern. They are posted for educational purposes only. None of these objects are for sale.

Click subject to see all photos in category. F11 to view website full screen.
Silver Chocolate Pots of early 1700s Silver coffeepot by John Fawdery of England at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX Silver coffeepot by I.B. of Metz, France at Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, MI American silver Rococo coffee pot by Thomas Hammersly at Toledo Museum of Art. Toledo, OH
Silver Tea Pots of late 1700s Silver teapot by Jacob Hurd of Boston, MA at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT Silver teapot by William Vincent of London, England at DAR Memorial Continental Hall Museum. Washington, DC Silver teapot by Joseph Lownes of Philadelphia, PA at Carnegie Museum of Art. Pittsburgh, PA
Silver Coffee & Tea Services of 1800s Silver coffee pot with dragon motif by Marc-Augustin Lebrun of Paris at Louvre Museum. Paris, France Silver coffeepot by Gorham Manuf. Co. of Providence, RI at Carnegie Museum of Art. Pittsburgh, PA Silver coffee & tea service was gift to Mary Lincoln & engraved with her monogram & Todd family crest made by Gorham Silver Co. at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC
Modern Coffee & Tea Pots Copper coffeepot attrib. to Christopher Dresser or John Moyr Smith of Britain at Carnegie Museum of Art. Pittsburgh, PA Silver coffee & tea pots in shape of fanciful animals by Carlo Bugatti from France at Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH Silver & ebony coffee service by Donald Colflesh for Gorham Manuf. Co. of Providence, RI at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL
Tea Kettles & Urns Silver water kettle on stand by Thomas Gilpin of England at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX Gilt silver hot water urn by Martin-Guillaume Biennais of Paris at Legion of Honor Museum. San Francisco, CA Silver tea kettle on stand by Gebelein Silversmiths of Boston, MA at Currier Museum of Art. Manchester, NH
Silver Pitchers Gilded silver ewer by François Creps? Of Paris at Louvre Museum. Paris, France Russian flagon by Ivan Semenovich Gubkin of Moscow at Fowler Museum. Los Angeles, CA Pitcher with cherub scene by Gorham Manuf. Co. of Providence, RI at RISD Museum. Providence, RI
Beer Steins & Metal Tankards Silver tankard by Simeon Soumaine of New York at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY Pewter tankard by Frederick Bassett of Hartford, CT at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT German silver tankard by Andreas Brachfeldt at Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH
Silver Bowls Covered silver porringer from London at Legion of Honor Museum. San Francisco, CA Great pigeon match silver punch bowl by Edward C. Moore of Tiffany & Co. of New York at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT Silver & glass Footed Bowl by Omar Ramsden & Alwyn Carr for James Powell & Sons of London, England at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL
Punchbowls Silver punch bowl & ladle with sea life designs by Gorham Manuf. Co. of Providence, RI at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA Chinese silver export punch bowl by Hung Chong & Co., Shanghai at Huntington Museum of Art. Huntington, WV Silver punch bowl by Robert Riddle Jarvie of Chicago, IL at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL
Cocktail Sets Chromium Manhattan cocktail set by Norman Bel Geddes made by Revere Copper & Brass Inc. of Rome, NY at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT Chrome Gaiety Cocktail Set by Howard F. Reichenbach of Chase Brass & Copper Co., Montpelier, Ohio at Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, MI Cocktail set at Rosecliff. Newport, RI
Metal Trays Art Deco metal tray by Chase Co. of Waterbury, CT at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT Art Deco metal tray & serving dishes by Chase Co. of Waterbury, CT at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT Silver tray with Aztec Calendar Stone exhibited at Chicago World's Columbian Exposition by Tiffany & Co. of New York, NY at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY
Presentation Silver & Gold Silver tea urn with railroad scenes used to lobby a Senator to get transcontinental railroad at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA Golden gold miner's pan with nuggets presented to President Roosevelt by Arctic Brotherhood in Alaska at Old Orchard Museum at Sagamore Hill NHS. Cove Neck, NY Presentation box making Teddy Roosevelt an honorary citizen of London presented by London Guildhall at Old Orchard Museum at Sagamore Hill NHS. Cove Neck, NY
Table Centerpieces Swan centerpiece in dining room of James A. Garfield home. Mentor, OH Dining room silver centerpiece at Chateau-sur-Mer. Newport, RI Silver centerpiece for fruit at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX
Silver Baskets Silver basket at Orchard House at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site. Colorado Springs, CO Silver cake basket by Aldridge & Stamper of London at Carnegie Museum of Art. Pittsburgh, PA Silver bridal bowl at Billings Farm & Museum. Woodstock, VT
Metal Vases Pewter & glass vase by Joseph Maria Olbrich of Wiener Werkstätte at Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, MI Silver vase exhibited at Paris Universal Exposition by Tiffany & Co. of New York, NY at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY Enameled copper vase by Jean Dunand of France at Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, MI
Cruets Cruet set from George Washington's Mt. Vernon at Tudor Place. Washington, DC Silver cruet stand by Alexander Johnson of London, England at DAR Memorial Continental Hall Museum. Washington, DC Caster set by Pairpoint Manuf. Co. of New Bedford, MA at Sedgwick County Historical Museum. Wichita, KS
Special Silver Serving Pieces Silver plated biscuit holder with fold down serving halves at Vaile Mansion. Independence, MO Silver serving dish in shape of fish in dining room at McFaddin-Ward House. Beaumont, TX Silver egg coddler with sand timer by John Edwards III of London at Carnegie Museum of Art. Pittsburgh, PA
Silverware Silverware collection berry spoon by Wood & Hughes; olive spoons by Gorham Manuf.; & ice cream slicer by Frank W. Smith Silver Co. at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA Salt Cellars Silver salt cellar by Paul Revere at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT
Caudle Cups Silver covered caudle cup by John Coney of Boston at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT Porringers Silver porringer & spoon by John Edwards of Boston at DAR Memorial Continental Hall Museum. Washington, DC
Monteiths & Wine Rinsers Silver monteith by John Coney of Boston at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT Napkin Rings Silver rabbit napkin holder ring at Monmouth mansion. Natchez, MS
Silver Boxes Silver humidor with buffalo by Robert Francis Hunter for Tiffany & Co. of New York City at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX Silverplated oriental box by Pairpoint Manuf. Co. of New Bedford, MA at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT Pewter biscuit box by Archibald Knox of Liberty & Co. of London, England at Carnegie Museum of Art. Pittsburgh, PA
Desk sets, Pen & Ink Stands Green glass & brass desk set at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT Visiting Card Trays Calling card tray made of steel with silver plate, gift from the Iron Workers of America & used at White House at William McKinley Presidential Museum & Library. Canton, OH
Aquamanile
(13-15th C)
Dragon-shaped copper aquamanile from Northern Germany at The Cloisters. New York, NY Rooster-shaped copper aquamanile from Northern Germany at The Cloisters. New York, NY Copper griffon aquamanile from Nuremberg at Louvre Museum. Paris, France
Nautilus Shells Gilded silver mounted nautilus shell cup by Ulricht Ment of Augsburg, Germany at Louvre Museum. Paris, France Dutch Nautilus Cup in gilded silver mounts 1596 by Jan Jacobsz. van Royesteyn at Toledo Museum of Art. Toledo, OH Nautilus Centerpiece by William C. Codman of Gorham Manuf. Co., Providence, RI at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX
Antique Metal Art Byzantine silver plate with scenes from life of David from Constantinople found in Cyprus at Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, NY Ostrogothic pair of eagle gold brooches with garnet inlay at Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, NY Bronze statuette of Jason fighting Dragon from Augsburg, Germany at Louvre Museum. Paris, France
Fireplace Metalware Peacock Room fireplace sunflower andirons at Smithsonian Freer Gallery of Art. Washington, DC Brass cooking pots, ladle & colander excavated from La Belle Shipwreck at Bullock Texas State History Museum. Austin, TX Handmade fireplace andiron at Chambers House Museum. Beaumont, TX
Lighting Devices & Art Lamps Gilt bronze "Last of the Mohicans" girandoles by Isaac F. Baker & made by Cornelius & Co. at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL Tin framed with mirror & double sconce by Angelina Delgado Martinez at Millicent Rogers Museum. Taos, NM Table lamp bought by George Washington in American History Museum. Washington, DC
Metal Candlesticks Candlestick collection at Pardee Home Museum. Oakland, CA Silver candlesticks by Robert Tyrill in dining room at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX Art Deco chrome Taurex Uneven Candlesticks by Chase Co. of Waterbury, CT at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT
Pewter Objects Pewter pitcher by George Richardson of Providence, RI at Currier Museum of Art. Manchester, NH Collection of pewter & Britannia plates & vessels at Shelburne Museum. Shelburne, VT Pewter covered dish at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA
Paul Revere Silver Silver objects by Paul Revere Sr. & Jr. of Boston at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA Silver Sons of Liberty bowl by Paul Revere of Boston at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA Silver teapot by Paul Revere of Boston, MA at DAR Memorial Continental Hall Museum. Washington, DC
John Coney Silver Silver chocolate pot by John Coney of Boston at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA Samuel Kirk & Son Silver Silver covered butter dish by Samuel Kirk & Son, Baltimore, MD at DAR Memorial Continental Hall Museum. Washington, DC
Gorham Silver Silver compote by Gorham Manuf. Co. of Providence, RI at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY Silver iceberg & polar bear bowl by Gorham Manuf. Co., Providence, RI at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX Silver tureen with sea creatures by Gorham Manuf. Co., Providence, RI at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX
Meriden Silver Calling card tray with heron by Meriden Britannia Co. of Meriden, CT at Sedgwick County Historical Museum. Wichita, KS Pitcher by Meriden Britannia Co. of Meriden, CT at Sedgwick County Historical Museum. Wichita, KS Silverplated & catalin coffeepot by Barbour Silver Co. of Meriden, CT at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT
Dominick & Haff Silver Silver, brass & copper pitcher by Dominick & Haff of New York City at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA Faberge Art Silver tea service by Peter Carl Fabergé of Saint Petersburg, Russia at Legion of Honor Museum. San Francisco, CA
Louis Comfort Tiffany Metal Arts Silver pitcher with Japanese motif by Tiffany & Co. at Toledo Museum of Art. Toledo, OH Collection of art nouveau Favrile glass lamps & vases by Tiffany Studios at Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH Silver & copper Aztec bowl by Tiffany & Co. of New York City at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA
Roycroft Copper & Lamps Copper tray by Roycroft Copper Shop at Elbert Hubbard Roycroft Museum. East Aurora, NY Arts & Crafts table lamp at Elbert Hubbard Roycroft Museum. East Aurora, NY Copper candle sconce by Roycroft of East Aurora, NY at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY
Christopher Dresser Metalwork & Furniture, England Silver teapot by Chistopher Dresser for Brian Asquith of Derbyshire, England at Pinakothek der Moderne. Munich, Germany English glass Arts & Crafts decanter & four glasses by Christopher Dresser at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY Electroplated brass chamber candlestick by Christopher Dresser & made by Hukin & Heath of Birmingham, England at Carnegie Museum of Art. Pittsburgh, PA
Archibald Knox Silver & Metalwork, UK Silver & enamel Rose Bowl by Archibald Knox for Liberty & Co. of London, England at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL Silver, enamel & opal Celtic-inspired box by Archibald Knox for retailer Liberty & Co., London at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX Silver tea service by Archibald Knox for W.H. Haseler of Birmingham, England at Pinakothek der Moderne. Munich, Germany
Charles Robert Ashbee Metalwork, UK Silver & enamel trophy cup by Charles Robert Ashbee for Guild of Handicraft, London at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX Silver covered bowl by Charles Robert Ashbee & Guild of Handicraft Ltd. of London at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA Silver & enamel fruit stand by Charles Robert Ashbee of Guild of Handicraft of London, England at Carnegie Museum of Art. Pittsburgh, PA
Josef Hoffmann Silver, Vienna, Austria Silver & ivory basket by Josef Hoffmann at Carnegie Museum of Art. Pittsburgh, PA Silver centerpiece by Josef Hoffmann & made by Wiener Werkstätte at Historical Museum of City of Vienna. Vienna, Austria Silver flagon with cover by Josef Hoffmann of Wiener Werkstätte at Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, MI
Peter Behrens Decorative Arts Nickel-plated electric kettle by Peter Behrens made by AEG of Germany at MoMA. New York, NY Electric water kettles by Peter Behrens for AEG of Berlin at Pinakothek der Moderne. Munich, Germany Electric fans by Peter Behrens for AEG of Berlin at Pinakothek der Moderne. Munich, Germany
Antoni Gaudí Metal Work Decoration of bird atop crown atop spiral pole between entrance doors at Palau Güell. Barcelona, Spain Honeycomb grill designed by Antoni Gaudí at Sagrada Familia. Barcelona, Spain Wrought iron railings of Casa Milà. Barcelona, Spain
Central American Gold Native Art Veraguas gold eagle pendant from Costa Rica at Dumbarton Oaks Museum. Washington, DC Veraguas gold frog with double-headed snake pendant from Costa Rica at Dumbarton Oaks Museum. Washington, DC Panama Veraguas culture cast gold male figure at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL
Peruvian Gold & Metal Native Art Gold Sicán-culture beaker from north coast, Peru at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX Peruvian Moche Gold Moche gold & inlaid earflares, Peru at Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, NY
Art Institute of Chicago - Metalwork Boston Museum of Fine Arts - American Silver Brooklyn Museum - Metalwork Cincinnati Art Museum - Silver
Dallas Museum of Art - Silver Detroit Institute of Arts - Metalwork Getty Museum Villa - Ancient Metalwork Yale University Art Gallery - American Metalwork

See Also:

All photos on this page are originals by & copyrighted by Jim Steinhart.
All rights reserved. Permission required to use.