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Tea Set Made by Joseph Richardson, 1790-1810

Joseph Richardson, Sr.1790/1810

The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford
Dearborn, MI, United States

Silversmith Joseph Richardson created this excellent example of American Federal silver in post-Revolutionary Philadelphia. He consciously combined aesthetics and politics, incorporating graceful, classic urn shapes into each piece. They were meant to recall the ancient democracies of Greece and republican values of Rome, affirming the ideals of the American Revolution and embodying the spirit of the new republic.

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