Amy Miller Dehan, curator, Decorative Arts and Design, Cincinnati Art Museum

Cincinnati’s silver trade was established as early as 1789, within a year of the city’s founding, and the last known independent silversmith practiced into the early 1940s. As presented in the recent book and exhibition at the Cincinnati Art Museum, “Cincinnati Silver: 1788–1940,” hear about new attention paid to the city’s extant silver, and learn how diaries, city directories, and newspaper advertisements revealed a clearer picture of the breadth, operation, and significance of Cincinnati’s silver trade.

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Above: Tureen (detail), 1870s, Duhme & Co., United States (Cincinnati), silver, Cincinnati Art Museum, Museum Purchase: Gloria W. Thomson Fund for Decorative Arts, 2013.74 a-b.