Update

To help support the city’s efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19, New-York Historical is temporarily closed to the public until it is safe to reopen. More details on our Visit page.

Cigar box

Exhibitions: 
Object name: 
Cigar box
Date: 
1930
Medium: 
Silver
Description: 
This lavish box, an example of Tiffany & Co’s “Special Hand Work,” was presented to discerning cigar smoker Al Smith, the self-made New York politician who ascended from the Lower East Side to four terms as governor of the State of New York.
Credit Line: 
New-York Historical Society, Purchase
Object Number: 
2004.49
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Aeronautical trophy

Relating Tags: 
Exhibitions: 
Object name: 
Aeronautical trophy
Date: 
1907
Medium: 
Silver, wood
Description: 
In 1910, champion balloonist Alan R. Hawley (1869-1938) won this magnificent trophy, the Lahm Aeronautical Cup, for his record-breaking flight from St. Louis, Missouri to Chicoutimi County in Quebec. At a distance of 1,172.9 miles, the two-day flight was the longest balloon trip undertaken in United States history.
Credit Line: 
New-York Historical Society, Bequest of Alan R. Hawley
Object Number: 
1938.250a-c
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Pitcher

Exhibitions: 
Object name: 
Pitcher
Date: 
ca. 1850
Medium: 
Silver
Description: 
An early retailer of luxury goods, Tiffany, Young & Ellis offered patrons a wide assortment of stylish table silver, including this Asian-inspired water pitcher. The firm began retailing silver made by others around 1847 and contracted its own silver manufacture starting in 1851.
Credit Line: 
New-York Historical Society, Presented in memory of Cruger Delafield Grosbeck Fowler by Mrs. Cruger D. G. Fowler and Family
Object Number: 
1983.7
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Ice cream dish

Exhibitions: 
Object name: 
Ice cream dish
Date: 
1877-1878
Medium: 
Silver
Description: 
Embodying the extravagant excess of the Gilded Age, this exotic ice cream dish was part of a 1,250-piece dinner service commissioned from Tiffany & Co. by “silver king” John W. Mackay (1831-1902) for his wife, Marie Louise Hungerford Mackay (1843-1928).
Credit Line: 
New-York Historical Society, Gift of Mr. John Mackay
Object Number: 
1980.14
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Tankard

Relating Tags: 
Exhibitions: 
Object name: 
Tankard
Date: 
1712
Medium: 
Silver
Description: 
This tankard was presented to Cornelia DePeyster (1690-1756) and Oliver Stephen Teller (1685-1729) for their wedding in 1712, and subsequently donated to the New-York Historical Society along with De Peyester’s wedding dress and ring.
Credit Line: 
New-York Historical Society, Gift of Mrs. Arthur T. Sutcliffe
Object Number: 
1952.109
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Ring

Exhibitions: 
Relating Tags: 
Object name: 
Ring
Date: 
1600-1712
Medium: 
Gold, diamonds, enamel
Credit Line: 
New-York Historical Society, Gift of Miss Cornelia Fulton Crary, through Mrs. Arthur T. Sutcliffe
Object Number: 
1952.331ab
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Coffeepot

Relating Tags: 
Exhibitions: 
Object name: 
Coffeepot
Date: 
1775-1776
Medium: 
Silver
Description: 
Originally purchased by New York’s Gouverneur Morris during his time in France as the United States minister, this late eighteenth-century coffeepot was sold to Robert R. Livingston, a fellow Francophile and a successor as minister to France.
Credit Line: 
New-York Historical Society, Gift of Mr. Goodhue Livingston
Object Number: 
1951.284
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Tankard

Relating Tags: 
Exhibitions: 
Object name: 
Tankard
Date: 
ca. 1793
Medium: 
Silver
Description: 
Owned by New York merchant Robert Lenox (1759-1839), this stately tankard is among the few tankards made after the Revolutionary War, and one of the only known Neoclassical New York examples extant.
Credit Line: 
New-York Historical Society, Bequest of Waldron Phoenix Belknap Jr.
Object Number: 
1950.256
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Charles Lewis Tiffany (1812-1902)

Exhibitions: 
Object name: 
Charles Lewis Tiffany (1812-1902)
Date: 
1840
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Description: 
Charles L. Tiffany founded the famous silver and jewelry firm Tiffany & Co. in 1837. The business began as a small stationery and gift shop, Tiffany and Young. This portrait depicts the young entrepreneur in 1840, before his firm became a major retailer of fine silver.
Credit Line: 
New-York Historical Society, Gift of Mrs. Comfort Tiffany Gilder
Object Number: 
1948.393
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Teapot

Exhibitions: 
Object name: 
Teapot
Date: 
1663-1719
Medium: 
Silver, wood
Description: 
When this teapot was made during the last decade of the seventeenth century, tea drinking was still a relatively recent phenomenon in the American colonies. Despite its modest proportions, this teapot communicated owners Captain and Mrs. Johannes Schuyler’s status through its connection to the refined ritual of tea drinking and implied access to costly leaves.
Credit Line: 
New-York Historical Society, Bequest of Major Philip Schuyler
Object Number: 
1915.20
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Stories in Silver
Creative: Tronvig Group