c. 1795

Dallas Museum of Art

Dallas Museum of Art

Engraved with a date of 1795 on the side of each piece, this tea service was created for the wedding of prominent merchant Mr. J.M. Robertson of Connecticut.The combination of bulbous forms, urn-shaped finials, and foliate decorative banding suggests the prevailing taste for neoclassical design and a preference for English silver forms. In 1773 William Garret Forbes joined the Gold and Silversmiths Society in New York, led by silversmith Meyer Meyers. In 1786 he established a shop on Broadway, where he would continue to work until 1810.

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  • Title: Creamer
  • Date Created: c. 1795
  • Physical Dimensions: Overall: 5 5/8 x 5 1/4 x 3 in. (14.288 x 13.335 x 7.62 cm)
  • Type: Containers
  • External Link: https://www.dma.org/object/artwork/5326463/
  • Medium: Silver
  • Credit Line: Dallas Museum of Art, gift of an anonymous donor and the Dallas Antiques and Fine Arts Society