Made by Gorham Manufacturing Company / Ewer with Plateau / ca. 1900-1904Made by Gorham Manufacturing Company
Ewer with Plateau
ca. 1900-1904

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Creator Name: Gorham Manufacturing Company
Creator Role: Maker
Creator Dates/Places: 1865-present
Creator Name-CRT: Made by Gorham Manufacturing Company
Creator Name: Spaulding and Company
Creator Role: Retailer
Creator Name-CRT: Retailed by Spaulding and Company
Title: Ewer with Plateau
Title Type: Object name
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1900
Creation End Date: 1904
Creation Date: ca. 1900-1904
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Silver, American
Materials and Techniques: silver
Dimensions: 19 x 20 1/2 x 17 1/8 in. (48.3 x 52.1 x 43.5 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 1974.214.26 a,b
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh J. Grant, 1974

'Martelé' was a term applied to a line of art silver introduced in 1900 by Gorham. It was considered the finest expression of the Art Nouveau style in America. The ewer and plateau, hand-hammered into undulating forms and decorated in repoussé with swirling waves, plants, and female figures, are particularly successful examples of Martelé silver.

AMICA ID: MMA_.1974.214.26a,b
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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