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Past Exhibition: English 18th Century Silver

English 18th Century Silver in The Frick Collection
November 13, 1978 to March 18, 1979
Lidded silver dish with supine bird on top

Following the previous summer's exhibition devoted to bronzes by Severo Calzetta, this was the second exhibition to focus on lesser-known aspects of The Frick Collection — in this case eleven eighteenth and early nineteenth-century objects in silver or silver-gilt by Paul De Lamerie, William Pitts, Paul Storr, Benjamin and James Smith, and the London monogrammist I S. Complementing these pieces were twenty-eight borrowed works by the same artisans and their contemporary silversmiths Daniel Garnier, Pierre Platel, William Lukin and Nicholas Sprimont. These objects were lent by the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Sterling and Francine Clark Museum of Art, and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

Paul de Lamerie, Écuelle, 1739–40. The Frick Collection, New York

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