Pitcher

A work made of silver.

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  • A work made of silver.

Date:

1947/56

Artist:

Design attributed to Oscar Riedener
American, born Switzerland, 1910–2000
Made by Tiffany and Company
American, founded 1837
New York

About this artwork

The unusual, dynamic shape of this pitcher is void of historical references and exemplifies the sleek, unadorned idiom that prevailed in American design after World War II. While the pitcher’s form is thoroughly modern, the traditional material and hammered texture of the body, however, recall the handcrafted aesthetic that characterized American Arts and Crafts metalwork of the early 20th century. Emerging from a bulbous body that tapers at the neck, the arching spout and curving handle suggest a split botanical stalk splaying in two directions.

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American Art

Artist

Oscar Riedener

Title

Pitcher

Origin

New York City

Date

1947–1956

Medium

Silver

Inscriptions

marked on bottom: "Tiffany & Co./ Makers / Sterling Silver / 12673w"

Dimensions

28.3 × 20.3 × 14 cm (11 1/8 × 8 × 5 1/2 in.); 724.7 g

Credit Line

The Orbit Fund

Reference Number

1999.292

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