Anthony Rasch / Tea and Coffee Service / 1809/12Anthony Rasch
Tea and Coffee Service

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Creator Name: Rasch, Anthony
Creator Nationality: North American; American
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: American; c.1778-1859 North and Central America,North America,United Sta
Creator Active Place: North and Central America,North America,United Sta
Creator Name-CRT: Anthony Rasch
Creator Name: Chaudron, Jean-Simon
Creator Dates/Places: American, 1758-1846; b. France North and Central America,North America,United Sta
Creator Name-CRT: Jean-Simon Chaudron
Title: Tea and Coffee Service
Title Type: preferred
View: slightly angled view from above
Creation Start Date: 1809
Creation End Date: 1812
Creation Date: 1809/12
Creation Place: North and Central America,North America,United States,Pennsylvania,Philadelphia
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Silver
Materials and Techniques: Silver and ebonized wood
Dimensions: Coffee pot: 29.2 cm (11 1/2 in.) high; tea pot: 26.7 cm (10 1/2 in.); cream pot: 18.4 cm (7 1/4 in.); sugar basin: 23.5 cm (9 1/4 in.)
Inscriptions: Each piece marked on underside of base in banners: "CHAUDRON'S & RASCH" and "STER-AMER-MAN-" [Sterling American Manufacture]
AMICA Contributor: The Art Institute of Chicago
Owner Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
ID Number: 1989.156.1-4
Credit Line: The Art Institute of Chicago, Robert Allerton Endowment
Subject Description: 4 piece service consisting of coffeepot, teapot; sugar basin, and cream pot; each with stepped, domed base with applied band at foot of roundels and leaves; bulbous body with repouse and chased decoration of overlapping pointed arches over bottom half; band of roundels and leaves larger in scale than base; handles cast in the form of a snake with wooden central sections on coffee and tea posts, and entirely silver on milk pot and sugar basin; snake tails curl on coffee and tea pots and plain on sugar basin and milk pot; engraved scales and cast acanthus leaf terminals; 2 part cast swan head spouts on tea and coffee pots with engraved feathers on head and neck; scotia molding joins neck to acanthus leaf attachment to body of pot; domed lids with small scale repouse and chased motif on body; pine cone or pineapple finial; narrow band of engraved leaves at edge of lids and at top of milk pot; lids hinged on tea and coffee pots; separate lid on sugar basin; integral pouring spout on milk pot; all pieces
AMICA ID: AIC_.1989.156.1-4
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Art Institute of Chicago, 1998

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