Tazza, Silver Tazza, ca. 1830
This is a Tazza.
This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Taves Family Collection as part of Passion for the Exotic: Lockwood de Forest, Frederic Church.
The decoration of this silver tazza shows both British and Indian influences. It descended in the de Forest family and was probably collected by de Forest as a good example of Indian colonial silver work.
It is credited
Henry Taves and Posy Bass.
Its dimensions are
H x diam.: 5.1 × 18.1 cm (2 in. × 7 1/8 in.)
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Passion for the Exotic: Lockwood de Forest, Frederic Church.