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    Roundel for a shield or breast plate

    Unknown artist
    Roundel for a shield or breast plate, 7th century BCE-early 6th century BCE
    Bronze
    Diameter: 22.9 cm (9 inches)
    Gift of Mr. Walter C. Baker 46.563

  • Objects

    Asparagus Tongs (set of 24)

    Gorham Manufacturing Company, manufacturer
    American
    Asparagus Tongs (set of 24), 1854-1904
    Silver with gilding
    The Gorham Collection. Gift of Textron Inc. 1991.126.75

  • Objects

    Tea and Coffee Service

    Tiffany & Company, manufacturer
    American, 1837-
    Tea and Coffee Service, 1869
    Silver
    The Gorham Collection. Gift of Textron Inc. 1991.126.271

  • Objects

    Pyx

    Unknown artist, French
    Pyx, 13th Century
    Copper; gilding; champleve enamel
    Height: 8.9 cm (3 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Murray S. Danforth 30.011

  • Objects

    Communion Beaker

    Unknown artist, Dutch, Holland; Netherlands; Groningen
    Communion Beaker, ca. 1660
    Silver
    Height: 14 cm (5 1/2 inches)
    Anonymous gift in honor of Dr. and Mrs. Franklin W. Robinson 1992.051

  • Objects

    Butter Dishes (set of 24)

    Gorham Manufacturing Company
    American
    Butter Dishes (set of 24), 1879
    Silver with gilding
    The Gorham Collection. Gift of Textron Inc. 1991.126.68

  • Objects

    Sake Pot and Stand

    Gorham Manufacturing Company, manufacturer
    American
    Sake Pot and Stand, 1883
    Iron with copper, brass, silver and ebony
    Height: 15.6 cm (6 1/8 inches) (assembled)
    The Gorham Collection. Gift of Textron Inc. 1991.126.203

  • Objects

    Strainer

    William Swan
    American, 1715-1774
    Strainer, ca. 1745
    silver
    27.3 cm (10 11/16 inches) (width) across handles
    Museum Appropriation Fund 24.503

  • Objects

    Egg Spoons (set of 24)

    Gorham Manufacturing Company, manufacturer
    American
    Egg Spoons (set of 24), 1879-1879
    Silver with gilding
    The Gorham Collection. Gift of Textron Inc. 1991.126.72

  • Objects

    Tankard

    Jeremiah Dummer
    American, 1645-1718
    Tankard, ca. 1705
    Silver
    20.3 x 19.7 cm (8 x 7 3/4 inches)
    Bequest of Daniel Howland 2003.135.1

  • Objects

    Slop Bowl

    Gorham Manufacturing Company, manufacturer
    American
    Slop Bowl, ca. 1865
    coin silver
    Height: 14 cm (5 1/2 inches)
    The Gorham Collection. Gift of Textron Inc. 1991.126.215.5

  • Objects

    Tea and Coffee Service

    Gorham Manufacturing Company, manufacturer
    American
    Tea and Coffee Service, ca. 1859
    Silver with gilding
    The Gorham Collection. Gift of Textron Inc. 1991.126.215

  • Objects

    Teapot

    Tiffany & Company, manufacturer
    American, 1837-
    Teapot, 1869
    silver
    Height: 12.7 cm (5 inches)
    The Gorham Collection. Gift of Textron Inc. 1991.126.271.1

  • Objects

    Slop Bowl

    Tiffany & Company, manufacturer
    American, 1837-
    Slop Bowl, 1869
    Silver
    Height: 8.6 cm (3 3/8 inches)
    The Gorham Collection. Gift of Textron Inc. 1991.126.271.3

  • Objects

    Creamer

    Tiffany & Company, manufacturer
    American, 1837-
    Creamer, 1869
    silver
    Height: 11.4 cm (4 1/2 inches)
    The Gorham Collection. Gift of Textron Inc. 1991.126.271.5

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    Martelé Bowl

    Gorham Manufacturing Company
    American
    Martelé Bowl, Martelé, 1930
    Silver
    Diameter: 25.4 cm (10 inches)
    The Gorham Collection. Gift of Textron Inc. 1991.126.183

  • Objects

    Sardine Tongs

    Gorham Manufacturing Company, manufacturer
    American
    Sardine Tongs, ca. 1879
    Silver with gilding
    Length: 20.3 cm (8 inches)
    The Gorham Collection. Gift of Textron Inc. 1991.126.77

  • Objects

    Mirror case with three erotes around an alter

    Unknown artist, Roman
    Mirror case with three erotes around an alter, 2nd century CE
    Bronze
    Diameter: 10.8 cm (4 1/4 inches)
    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Henry D. Sharpe 26.272

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    Jar with lid (stamnos)

    Unknown artist, Etruscan
    Jar with lid (stamnos), late 4th century BCE-3rd century BCE
    Bronze
    38 x 3.9 cm (14 15/16 x 1 9/16 inches) (jar and rim)
    Mary B. Jackson Fund 35.791

  • Objects

    Covered Sugar Bowl

    Gorham Manufacturing Company, manufacturer
    American
    Covered Sugar Bowl, ca. 1865
    coin silver
    Height: 22.9 cm (9 inches)
    The Gorham Collection. Gift of Textron Inc. 1991.126.215.3ab

  • Objects

    Ice Bowl

    Gorham Manufacturing Company, manufacturer
    American
    Ice Bowl, ca. 1875
    Silver and gilding
    25.4 x 31.8 cm (10 x 12 1/2 inches)
    The Gorham Collection. Gift of Textron Inc. 1991.126.54

  • Objects

    Kettle-on-Stand

    Gorham Manufacturing Company, manufacturer
    American
    Kettle-on-Stand, 1869
    silver
    The Gorham Collection. Gift of Textron Inc. 1991.126.271.6A

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    Jewelry Box

    Gorham Manufacturing Company
    American
    Jewelry Box, ca. 1890
    Silver and enamel
    10.2 x 21 x 15.9 cm (4 x 8 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches)
    Gift from the M. F. Collection 2013.120.2

  • Objects

    Votive amphora

    Unknown artist, Roman
    Votive amphora, 6th century CE or later
    Gold
    3.5 x 3.8 cm (1 3/8 x 1 1/2 inches) (maximum width at shoulder)
    Gift of Ostby & Barton in memory of Englehardt Cornelius Ostby 24.012

  • Objects

    Grille

    Unknown artist, Italian
    Grille, ca.1130-1300
    Iron
    Gift of John D. Rockefeller Jr. 38.018

  • Objects

    March Plate

    Attributed to Pierre Reymond, enameler
    French, ca. 1513-after 1584
    After Etienne Delaune, engraver (inciser)
    French, 1518-1583
    March Plate, ca. 1560
    ”Grisaille” enamel on copper, gilt
    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

  • Objects

    Tankard

    Paul Revere
    American, 1735-1818
    Tankard, ca. 1765
    Silver
    Height: 23.5 cm (9 1/4 inches)
    Mary B. Jackson Fund 32.193

  • Objects

    Door knocker

    Attributed to Girolamo Campagna
    Italian, 1549-1625
    Door knocker, ca. 1570-1599
    Bronze
    39.4 x 29.2 x 12.7 cm (15 1/2 x 11 1/2 x 5 inches)
    Museum Works of Art Fund 55.091

  • Objects

    Cup

    John Coddington, silversmith
    American, 1690-1743
    Cup, ca. 1715
    Silver
    Height: 10.2 cm (4 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Murray S. Danforth 36.005

  • Objects

    Sugar Tongs

    Gorham Manufacturing Company, manufacturer
    American
    Sugar Tongs, ca. 1879
    Silver with gilding
    Length: 15.2 cm (6 inches)
    The Gorham Collection. Gift of Textron Inc. 1991.126.76

  • Objects

    "Kiss" Tankard

    Enid Yandell
    American, 1870-1934
    ”Kiss” Tankard, 1899
    Bronze
    29.2 x 17.8 cm (11 1/2 x 7 inches) widest point
    Gift of Elizabeth Hazard 76.190

  • Objects

    Belt

    Unknown artist, Early Etruscan; Villanovan
    Belt, 800-700 BCE
    Bronze
    Length: 35.8 cm (14 1/8 inches)
    Gift of Mr. Walter C. Baker 46.562

  • Objects

    Three-pronged clasp and buckle

    Unknown artist, Etruscan
    Three-pronged clasp and buckle, 7th century BCE
    Bronze
    Length: 7.5 cm (2 15/16 inches) (overall)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 06.016

  • Objects

    Cake Basket

    Edward Aldridge
    English, 1724-1765
    Cake Basket, 1752-1753
    Silver
    29.8 x 41.3 x 34.9 cm (11 3/4 x 16 1/4 x 13 3/4 inches) (including handle)
    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Carroll Harrington 60.102

  • Objects

    Tankard

    Samuel Vernon
    American, 1683-1737
    Tankard, ca. 1720
    Silver
    22.2 x 24.8 x 15.2 cm (8 3/4 x 9 3/4 x 6 inches) (maximum)
    Bequest of Henry Renwick Sedgwick 46.557

  • Objects

    Wine Decanter

    Attributed to George Wilkinson, designer
    English, 1819-1894
    Gorham Manufacturing Company, manufacturer
    American
    Wine Decanter, 1873
    Silver with gilding and glass
    Height: 44.1 cm (17 3/8 inches)
    The Gorham Collection. Gift of Textron Inc. 1991.126.38

  • Objects

    Tray

    Gorham Manufacturing Company, manufacturer
    American
    Tray, 1878
    Silver with gilding
    27 x 20.6 cm (10 5/8 x 8 1/8 inches)
    The Gorham Collection. Gift of Textron Inc. 1991.126.50

  • Objects

    Water Pitcher

    Gorham Manufacturing Company, manufacturer
    American
    Water Pitcher, 1878
    Silver with gilding
    16.2 x 18 x 10.5 cm (6 3/8 x 7 1/16 x 4 1/8 inches)
    The Gorham Collection. Gift of Textron Inc. 1991.126.48

  • Objects

    Pair of Cups

    Gorham Manufacturing Company, manufacturer
    American
    Pair of Cups, 1878
    Silver with gilding
    Height: 10.2 cm (4 inches)
    The Gorham Collection. Gift of Textron Inc. 1991.126.49.1

  • Objects

    Pair of Cups

    Gorham Manufacturing Company, manufacturer
    American
    Pair of Cups, 1878
    Silver with gilding
    Height: 10.2 cm (4 inches)
    The Gorham Collection. Gift of Textron Inc. 1991.126.49.2

  • Objects

    Book Cover

    Unknown artist, German, Germany; Augsburg; Augsburg
    Book Cover, 1500-1550
    Silver with ‘niello’ (black inlay) decoration, gilt
    14 x 8.6 x 5.1 cm (5 1/2 x 3 3/8 x 2 inches)
    Gift of Messrs. E. & A. Silberman 34.016

  • Objects

    Martelé Centerpiece and Base

    Gorham Manufacturing Company
    American
    Martelé Centerpiece and Base, Martele, 1904
    Silver
    47 x 61 x 40.6 cm (18 1/2 x 24 x 16 inches) (overall)
    The Gorham Collection. Gift of Textron Inc. 1991.126.180

  • Objects

    Tankard

    John Tanner, designer
    American, 1713-1785
    Tankard, 18th century
    silver
    Height: 21 cm (8 1/4 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Helen Connal Rowan 64.016

  • Objects

    Fruit or Nut Bowl

    Gorham Manufacturing Company
    American
    Fruit or Nut Bowl, 1871
    Silver with gilding
    26 x 49.5 x 23.8 cm (10 5/16 x 19 1/2 x 9 3/8 inches)
    The Gorham Collection. Gift of Textron Inc. 1991.126.26

  • Objects

    Fruit or Nut Bowl

    Gorham Manufacturing Company
    American
    Fruit or Nut Bowl, 1871
    Silver with gilding
    32.4 x 46.4 x 23.5 cm (12 11/16 x 18 5/16 x 9 5/16 inches)
    The Gorham Collection. Gift of Textron Inc. 1991.126.25

  • Objects

    Strigil

    Unknown artist, Roman
    Strigil, 1st century CE-3rd century CE
    Bronze
    22 x 2.8 x 8 cm (8 11/16 x 1 1/8 x 3 1/8 inches) (maximum of blade; of concavity of blade)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 15.142

  • Objects

    Mirror

    Unknown artist, Etruscan
    Mirror, 4th century BCE
    Bronze
    Height: 22.2 cm (8 3/4 inches) (with tang)
    Museum Appropriation Fund 25.071

  • Objects

    Beaked jug

    Unknown artist, Etruscan
    Beaked jug, ca. 500 BCE
    Bronze
    Height: 29.5 cm (11 5/8 inches)
    Museum Appropriation Fund 29.089

  • Objects

    Knife Rest

    Gorham Manufacturing Company, manufacturer
    American
    Knife Rest, 1879
    Silver with gilding
    Height: 3.8 cm (1 1/2 inches)
    The Gorham Collection. Gift of Textron Inc. 1991.126.69.2

  • Objects

    Large, round-bottomed bowl (dinos)

    Unknown artist, Campanian
    Large, round-bottomed bowl (dinos), 490 - 470 BCE
    Bronze
    Height: 32 cm (12 5/8 inches) (including pegasoi)
    Museum Appropriation Fund 30.017

  • Objects

    Martelé Centerpiece Vase

    Gorham Manufacturing Company
    American
    Martelé Centerpiece Vase, martele, 1904
    Silver
    33.3 x 17.8 x 15.2 cm (13 1/8 x 7 x 6 inches) Vase
    The Gorham Collection. Gift of Textron Inc. 1991.126.180A

  • Objects

    Egg Spoon

    Gorham Manufacturing Company, manufacturer
    American
    Egg Spoon, ca. 1879
    Silver with gilding
    Length: 14 cm (5 1/2 inches)
    The Gorham Collection. Gift of Textron Inc. 1991.126.72.10

  • Objects

    Owl Beaker

    Unknown artist, German, Germany
    Owl Beaker, 1556
    Coconut shell and silver with gilding
    22.9 x 10.8 x 12.1 cm (9 x 4 1/4 x 4 3/4 inches)
    Gift of Miss Ellen D. Sharpe and Mrs. Murray S. Danforth 52.533

  • Objects

    Narragansett Salad Set

    Gorham Manufacturing Company
    American
    Narragansett Salad Set, ca.1885
    Silver with gilding
    Length: 28.3 cm (11 1/8 inches)
    Museum purchase: Bequest of Ida Littlefield 84.060.1

  • Objects

    Narragansett Salad Set

    Gorham Manufacturing Company
    American
    Narragansett Salad Set, ca.1885
    Silver with gilding
    Length: 29.7 cm (11 11/16 inches)
    Museum purchase: Bequest of Ida Littlefield 84.060.2

  • Objects

    Asparagus Tongs

    Gorham Manufacturing Company
    American
    Asparagus Tongs, ca.1871-1879
    silver; gilding
    Length: 12.1 cm (4 3/4 inches)
    The Gorham Collection. Gift of Textron Inc. 1991.126.75.16

  • Objects

    Teapot

    Jonathan Clarke
    American, 1705 - 1770
    Teapot, ca. 1760
    Silver with wood
    Height: 14.9 cm (5 7/8 inches)
    Bequest of Peyton Randolph Hazard 62.088

  • Objects

    Vase

    Unknown artist, Japanese, Japan
    Vase, 1857-1907
    Silver
    Height: 26 cm (10 1/4 inches)
    The Gorham Collection. Gift of Textron Inc. 1991.126.206

  • Objects

    Neptune Epergne and Plateau

    Thomas Pairpoint, designer
    American, 1838-1902
    Gorham Manufacturing Company, manufacturer
    American
    Neptune Epergne and Plateau, 1872
    Silver with gilding
    66 x 91.4 x 54.6 cm (26 x 36 x 21 1/2 inches)
    The Gorham Collection. Gift of Textron Inc. 1991.126.80

  • Objects

    Teapot

    Gorham Manufacturing Company, manufacturer
    American
    Teapot, ca. 1865
    coin silver
    Height: 24.1 cm (9 1/2 inches)
    The Gorham Collection. Gift of Textron Inc. 1991.126.215.1

  • Objects

    Monstrance

    Unknown artist, Spanish, Spain; Barcelona; Barcelona
    Monstrance, ca. 1525
    Silver, gilt
    Height: 46.4 cm (18 1/4 inches)
    Mary B. Jackson Fund 40.002