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Copper

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    Pyx

    Unknown artist, French
    Pyx, 13th Century
    Enamel and copper with gilding
    Height: 8.9 cm (3 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Murray S. Danforth 30.011

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    Toddy Kettle

    Gorham Manufacturing Company, manufacturer
    American, 1831-
    Toddy Kettle, 1883
    Iron with copper, brass, silver and ebony
    Overall: 16.8 x 21.5 x 12.5 cm (6 5/8 x 8 7/16 x 4 15/16 inches)
    The Gorham Collection. Gift of Textron Inc. 1991.126.203abc

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    Portrait of Isabel Homer Pegram as a young girl

    Unknown artist, American
    Portrait of Isabel Homer Pegram as a young girl, ca. 1850
    Daguerreotype
    9.5 x 8.3 cm (3 13/16 x 3 5/16 inches)
    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Waldo Newcomer 1999.44.15

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    Pair of spectacles

    Unknown artist, German
    Pair of spectacles, ca. 1800-1820
    White metal alloy plating on copper, tinted glass
    3 x 12.4 x 11.5 cm (1 3/16 x 4 7/8 x 4 1/2 inches) with earpieces closed
    Gift of Mrs. Bessie Grant 57.071.2A

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    March Calendar Plate

    Attributed to Pierre Reymond, enameler
    French, ca. 1513-after 1584
    After Etienne Delaune, engraver (inciser)
    French, 1518-1583
    March Calendar Plate, ca. 1560
    Enamel with gilding on copper
    Diameter: 18.4 cm (7 1/4 inches)
    Gift of Franklin Robinson in honor of the Fine Arts Committee and the Museum Staff 1989.085

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    Match Vase

    Gorham Manufacturing Company, manufacturer
    American, 1831-
    Match Vase, 1890-1890
    copper; silver
    5.1 x 3.8 cm (2 x 1 1/2 inches)
    The Gorham Collection. Gift of Textron Inc. 1991.126.256

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    Portrait of a man

    Unknown artist, American
    Portrait of a man, mid-19th century
    Daguerreotype
    4.3 x 5.4 cm (1 11/16 x 2 1/8 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Truman B. Pierce 17.125

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    Canapé Plate

    Lurelle Guild, designer
    American, 1898-1985
    Chase Brass and Copper Company, manufacturer
    American, 1837 -
    Canapé Plate, 1933
    Chrome-plated copper
    1.3 x 19.7 x 15.9 cm (1/2 x 7 3/4 x 6 1/4 inches)
    Gift of Christopher P. Monkhouse in honor of Rodolfo Machado, former Head, Department of Architecture, Rhode Island School of Design 80.126

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    The Port of Fowey

    Théodore Roussel
    French, active England, 1847-1926
    The Port of Fowey, 1911
    Copper plate
    13.8 x 16.8 cm (5 7/16 x 6 5/8 inches)
    Helen M. Danforth Acquisition Fund 1987.013.6

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    Teapot

    Unknown artist, English, Staffordshire
    Teapot, ca. 1840-1850
    Earthenware, copper luster, painted decoration
    Height: 14.6 cm (5 3/4 inches)
    Gift of Alice Brownell, Mrs. Ernst R. Behrend and Alfred S. Brownell 29.211

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    Portrait of a woman

    Unknown artist, American
    Portrait of a woman, ca. 1860
    Daguerreotype
    Plate: 6.4 x 5.1 cm (2 1/2 x 2 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Frank A. Wightman 56.144.4

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    Virgin and Child with Clerics and Donors

    Pierre Reymond, enameler
    French, ca. 1513-after 1584
    Virgin and Child with Clerics and Donors, ca.1513-after 1584
    Polychrome enamel and gold on copper
    12.9 x 10.7 cm (5 1/8 x 4 3/16 inches)
    Mary B. Jackson Fund 34.024

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    Coffeepot

    Gorham Manufacturing Company, manufacturer
    American, 1831-
    Coffeepot, ca. 1890
    Copper with silver and ivory
    33 x 17.8 x 12.7 cm (13 x 7 x 5 inches)
    Mary B. Jackson Fund 84.161

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    Portrait of a sleeping dog

    Unknown artist, American
    Portrait of a sleeping dog, mid-19th century
    Daguerreotype
    Plate: 8.3 x 7 cm (3 1/4 x 2 3/4 inches)
    Museum Collection 46.069

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    Pen Tray

    Theodore Hanford Pond
    American, 1872-1933
    Pen Tray, ca. 1911-1914
    Copper
    2.5 x 26 x 9.2 cm (1 x 10 1/4 x 3 5/8 inches)
    Anonymous gift 1996.25

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    Tray

    Gorham Manufacturing Company, manufacturer
    American, 1831-
    Tray, 1883-1883
    copper; silver
    1.1 x 20 x 15.8 cm (7/16 x 7 7/8 x 6 1/4 inches)
    The Gorham Collection. Gift of Textron Inc. 1991.126.221

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    Fibula (clasp)

    Unknown artist, Merovingian
    Fibula (clasp), 5th Century-6th Century
    gold; copper
    size 1.3
    Gift of Ostby & Barton 20.062

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    Athenic Cigar Box

    Gorham Manufacturing Company, manufacturer
    American, 1831-
    Athenic Cigar Box, 1901
    Copper, silver, and cedar or mahogany
    14.6 x 22.5 x 17.5 cm (5 3/4 x 8 7/8 x 6 7/8 inches)
    Abby Rockefeller Mauze Fund 80.099

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    Fireplace Surround

    Hugnet Frères, designer
    French, ca. 1900
    Fireplace Surround, 1900
    Walnut, ceramic tiles, and copper.
    349.8 x 210.8 x 50.8 cm (137 11/16 x 83 x 20 inches)
    Helen M. Danforth Acquisition Fund, Mary B. Jackson Fund and Georgianna Sayles Aldrich Fund 83.152

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    Black Coffeepot

    Gorham Manufacturing Company, manufacturer
    American, 1831-
    Black Coffeepot, 1884
    Copper, sterling silver, and ivory
    32.9 x 18 x 12.6 cm (12 15/16 x 7 1/16 x 4 15/16 inches)
    The Gorham Collection. Gift of Textron Inc. 1991.126.208

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    Fibula

    Unknown artist, Merovingian
    Fibula, 5th Century CE-6th Century CE
    Gold, copper
    size 1.8
    Gift of Ostby & Barton 20.063

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    Persian Coffeepot

    Gorham Manufacturing Company, manufacturer
    American, 1831-
    Persian Coffeepot, 1884
    Copper, sterling silver, and ivory
    32.9 x 16.3 x 13.1 cm (12 15/16 x 6 7/16 x 5 3/16 inches)
    The Gorham Collection. Gift of Textron Inc. 1991.126.209

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    Jack-in-the-Pulpit Vase

    Theodore Hanford Pond
    American, 1872-1933
    Jack-in-the-Pulpit Vase, ca. 1910
    Copper
    Height: 43.8 cm (17 1/4 inches)
    Georgianna Sayles Aldrich Fund 2003.43

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    Antique Hammered & Applied Cocktail Forks

    Gorham Manufacturing Company
    American, 1831-
    Antique Hammered & Applied Cocktail Forks, ca. 1900
    silver; copper; brass
    Length: 15.2 cm (6 inches)
    Gift of Robert P. Emlen 2003.136.2

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    Lidded Vessel

    Unknown artist, Thai, China
    Lidded Vessel, mid-19th century
    Enameled copper
    Height: 27.6 cm (10 7/8 inches)
    Gift of Doris Duke’s Southeast Asian Art Collection 2004.12.6

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    Covered water bowl

    Unknown artist, Thai
    Covered water bowl, mid 19th century
    Copper with enamel
    Gift of Doris Duke’s Southeast Asian Art Collection 2004.12.6A

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    Cigar Lighter

    Gorham Manufacturing Company, manufacturer
    American, 1831-
    Cigar Lighter, ca. 1881-1885
    Copper with mixed metals
    6.4 x 12.7 cm (2 1/2 x 5 inches) including handle and spout
    Gift of Deborah L. Maxwell, in memory of her father, Norman W. Baker, RISD Class of ‘57 2009.107