After the standstill during the first phase of the corona pandemic, a transformation process has started which is really amazing. At first the new channels of communication and presentation  completely had to replace the visit to the museum,
but with the gradual opening of the museums it became clear once again how important and systemically relevant art and culture are for our society.

Nevertheless, the new opportunities of digitalization are an absolute gain for the museums and the public. The digital offers complement and deepen the visit to the museum in a unique and wonderful way.

With this in mind, today, after looking around the German and European museums in recent weeks for significant historical silver, we would like to present you with this newsletter some wonderful objects that are in the collections of American museums.

We wish you exciting reading and great discoveries.
We would of course be very happy if you also browse our website.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

toilet set in original leathercase
Augsburg 1743/45
14 identified german goldsmiths, Japanese Imari

Silver-gilt bowl
Cypriot, ca. 725–675 B.C

Teakettle. lamp and table
London: 1724–25

Simon Pantin I

Automaton in Form “Diana and the stag”
Joachim Friess, ca. 1620

Reliquary Statuette of Saint Christopher
French, ca. 1375-1425

Tureen with Stand
Bernhard Heinrich Weyhe,
Augsburg 1769–71

The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

“La Machine d’Argent” or Centerpiece for a table
Francois Thomas Germain, Paris 1754

Teureen, Liner and stand (one of a pair)
Thomas Germain, arm added by François-Thomas Germain, Paris 1726/29

Pair of Stags
Johann Ludwig Biller the Elder, Augsburg 1680/1700

Pair of Lidded Tureens
Paul Storr, London 1807

Ewer and Basin
Abraham Pfleger I, Augsburg 1583

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

David Willaume ILondon 1708-09

Diana and Stag – Automaton
Joachim Fries, Augsburg 1610-20

Ewer and Basin
Unknown Artist, engraved P over M
London 1567-68

Sauceboat with Liner and Stand
François-Thomas GermainParis 1756-59

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Recumbent Stag Hirsch, Drinkingvessel
Unknown Artist, Nuremberg ca. 1620

Abraham Carlile, Philadelphia 1790

Paul Crespin, London 1694

Tea Canister
Louis Guichard, London 1748

Joseph and Nathaniel Richardson, Philadelphia 1777

Tea Caddy
Joseph and Nathaniel Richardson, Philadelphia 1777

The Art Institute, Chicago

Horse and Rider
Hans Ludwig Kienle, Ulm ca 1600

Tureen with Stand
marked by Jean-Françoise Dapcher
attributed to François-Thomas Germain
Paris 1773/74

Sauceboat with Stand (one of a pair)
Martin Guillaume Biennais, Paris 1794/97

Thomas Bolton, Dublin 1703

Drinking Tazza with a Seabattle
Lisbon 1550/1600

Cincinnati Art Museum

Coffee Jug
Paul de Lamerie, London 1738

The Cleveland Museum of Art

Covered Tureen with Stand
designed by 
Juste-Aurèle Meissonnier
made by Pierre-François Bonnestrenne
Paris 1735–38

Jean Baptiste Claude OdiotParis ca. 1817

Please feel free to contact us at any time if you would like to find out more about our objects.

Stay healthy and take care!
Best regards,
your Helga Matzke team

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