Slop bowl

about 1790–1800
Christian Wiltberger (American, 1766–1851)


Object Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Buhler, 1972, No. 534

Accession Number

61.953

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware

This service demonstrates the Neoclassical custom of creating matched sets. Previously, services were assembled of individual pieces that did not necessarily conform in shape and decoration. The Neoclassical style also is seen in the fluted, urn-shaped bodies inspired by ancient forms and in the surface ornament of engraving and bright-cut decoration.

Provenance

Descended from Captain Bernard and Mary Raser, great-grandparents of the donor.

Credit Line

Gift of John H. Farovid in memory of Bertha Sease Farovid, Mary Vincent Farovid, and Bishop John Heyl Farovid