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Polly

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iconnumber posted 05-23-2012 03:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Polly     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Stories in Sterling: Four Centuries of Silver in New York
May 04, 2012 - September 23, 2012
http://www.nyhistory.org/exhibitions/stories-in-sterling

"Stories in Sterling: Four Centuries of Silver in New York, highlights the histories of 150 notable examples of silver from the New-York Historical Society's collection. Made across the span of four centuries, the objects in the exhibition tell a diversity of stories: many speak to individual accomplishment and family pride, while a few have unsettling ties or backgrounds. The silver, ranging from simple spoons to extravagant trophies, culled from a trove of over 3,000 objects, includes powerful eyewitness artifacts linked to significant moments in the history of New York and the United States...."

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doc

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iconnumber posted 05-23-2012 08:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for doc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am going to take the train to the city for this exhibit. It sounds really interesting!

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June Martin
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iconnumber posted 05-24-2012 12:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for June Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks, Polly, for posting this. We will definitely make it over there! If anyone gets to the exhibit in the meantime, please post a review. Thanks!

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Polly

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iconnumber posted 05-24-2012 12:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Polly     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think I will try to go this weekend. I will be the one wearing the silver Victorian hair comb--if anyone sees me, say hi!

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Polly

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iconnumber posted 05-28-2012 08:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Polly     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I went to this today. (Alas, nobody said hi, even though I wore a silver 19th c hair comb.)

It's a must see for anyone interested in silver or New York. It's a big, well-organized exhibit full of wonderful things with great histories. For example: A pompous, over-the-top loving cup given to Boss Tweed by a host of grateful Tammany Hall grafters, encrusted with chased medallion portraits of the corrupt donors. Canns and tankards galore given to and from Stuyvesants, Van Rensselaers, Livingstones, etc. Exuberant teapots celebrating naval victories. A spoon made in a workshop where the owner advertised for a runaway slave silversmith. A hot-air-balloon-shaped aeronautical trophy (Black, Starr & Frost). One of those pre-Aesthetic naturalistic pieces Richard likes, this one a Wood & Hughes pitcher with water lilies on it from 1855, looking very 1880.

If you're reading this, you will probably love the show and should go see it if you possibly can.

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June Martin
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iconnumber posted 05-28-2012 09:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for June Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the update Polly. We have to get over there!

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ahwt

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iconnumber posted 05-29-2012 11:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ahwt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
“Stories in Sterling – Four Centuries of Silver in New York”, by Margaret K. Hofer with Debra Schmidt Bach is the companion book for this exhibit. Essays are also included by Kenneth L Ames and David L. Barquist. The New York Historical Society, as one might expect, has filled the book with interesting information about the lives of the people that the silver touched. It makes a great companion book with “Elegant Plate – Three Centuries of Precious Metals in New York City”, by Deborah Dependahl Waters.

David Barquist is the Curator of American Decorative Arts at The Philadelphia Museum of Art and I wish he or someone else would write a similar book about Philadelphia silver.

Ms. Bach was the curator of an earlier exhibition entitled “The Grateful Dead: Now Playing at the New York Historical Society” in 2010. She obviously can do it all.

At one of the Grateful Dead’s concerts their “Farm” set up in a farmer’s field a couple of blocks from where I lived in St. Louis. The promoters let the neighborhood residents in free and we had great fun talking with all the visitors. My wife was interviewed for a local TV show and we were surprised how many people called us and asked where the “Farm” was located.

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