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New on View: American Silver Collection

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Published on Apr 10, 2013

The new installation includes 59 of the most important examples of early American silver at the DIA and two important late18th-century Chinese export bowls. Highlights of the new installation include:

- Tankard (about 1695). A rare drinking vessel made in Boston by Edward Winslow
- Sugar Bowl with Cover (about 1755). Made in New York by Myer Myers. Myers was the most important Jewish silversmith active in colonial America. This sugar bowl was donated to the DIA in 1955 by "Members of the Jewish Community of Detroit in honor of the American Jewish Tercentenary 1654--1954."
- Sugar Basket (about 1780). Made in Boston by the master silversmith and patriot Paul Revere
- Teapot (early 1790s). Made in Boston by the master silversmith and patriot Paul Revere
- Punch Bowl (about 1790). Chinese export porcelain, made for the American market, with Masonic markings

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