Christian Wiltberger (American, 1766–1851)
Object Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Buhler, 1972, No. 534
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
Descended from Captain Bernard and Mary Raser, great-grandparents of the donor.
Gift of John H. Farovid in memory of Bertha Sease Farovid, Mary Vincent Farovid, and Bishop John Heyl Farovid