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Friday Photos: Eccentric Silver

April 19, 2013

One of my favorite games to play is “Guess the function of a decorative arts object!” This Friday, I’ve included some of the most eccentric tableware pieces in the DMA’s silver collection, like this epic pickle jar, stand, and tongs!

James W. Tufts Co. (manufacturer), Pickle jar on stand with tongs, c. 1885, Dallas Museum of Art, gift of W.C. and Sally Estes in memory of Dr. and Mrs. T.G. Estes

Click on an image to uncover the unique purpose for which it was originally intended.  Enjoy!

Pilar Wong
McDermott Intern for Community Teaching

4 Comments leave one →
  1. April 19, 2013 10:42 am

    Great selection – and I like the interactive element of “guessing” the function. It’s been awhile since I saw such an elaborate pickle jar…!

    • Pilar Wong permalink
      April 19, 2013 11:03 am

      Thank you Samantha- glad to know you’re a pickle jar lover too!

  2. Corey permalink
    April 19, 2013 6:49 pm

    Love the game! My favorite is the toast rack followed by the ice holder. Great job!

    • Pilar Wong permalink
      April 22, 2013 9:01 am

      I’m glad you enjoyed it! I realized how empty my kitchen was after writing this post- must get a toaster rack!

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