Tea and Coffee Service

A work made of silver and ebonized wood.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of silver and ebonized wood.

Date:

1809/12

Artist:

Jean-Simon Chaudron
American, born France, 1758–1846
Anthony Rasch
American, c.1780–1858
Philadelphia

About this artwork

Born in France, Jean-Simon Chaudron emigrated to Haiti in 1780, where he lived for thirteen years, before moving with his new wife to Philadelphia. By 1799 he was established as a silversmith and formed a partnership with Anthony Rasch, a Bavarian immigrant who had trained as a silversmith in Germany, in 1809. Utilizing technical advances that developed during the first decades of the nineteenth century, Chaudron and Rasch were able to produce a number of objects using many of the same decorative motifs. Together, the artisans created some of the most ambitious neoclassical silver in America, taking many of their decorative elements from French and English silver designs from the early nineteenth century, as well as motifs from Greek mythology.

On View

American Art, Gallery 169

Artist

Jean-Simon Chaudron

Title

Tea and Coffee Service

Origin

Philadelphia

Date

1809–1812

Medium

Silver and ebonized wood

Inscriptions

Marked on underside of each object, in banners: CHAUDRON'S & RASCH and STER-AMER-MAN- [Sterling American Manufacture]

Dimensions

Coffee pot: 27.9 × 30.5 × 15.2 cm (11 3/4 × 12 × 6 1/2 in.), 1475.2 g; Tea pot: 25.4 × 30.5 × 12.7 cm (10 1/8 × 12 × 5 7/8 in.); Cream pot: 17.8 × 15.2 × 10.2 cm (7 1/4 × 6 1/4 × 4 in.); Sugar bowl: 22.9 × 22.9 × 12.7 cm (9 × 9 1/2 × 5 1/4 in.), 800.9 g

Credit Line

Robert Allerton Endowment

Reference Number

1989.156.1-4

Extended information about this artwork

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