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Tazza, Silver Tazza

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.

It is dated ca. 1830. Its medium is repoussé and chased raised silver.

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.

  • Mirror
  • repoussé and chased silver, mirrored plate glass.
  • Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt.
  • 1931-64-14

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.

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