Serving dish with cover

Object Number: 
1951.285ab
Date: 
ca. 1830
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 7/8 x 11 1/4 x 8 1/4 in. ( 14.9 x 28.6 x 21 cm )
Marks: 
Stamped on the base: profile bust in circular surround, "T" in shield, "F" in shield, eagle in circular surround, and “P” in shield, all in Roman letters.
Gallery Label: 

This serving dish was owned by descendants of Robert R. Livingston, Mary Read (1799-1875) and Coleman Fisher (1793-1857) of Philadelphia. The Livingston family’s appreciation for French silver extended to the acquisition of objects that emulated the style of the elegant pieces seen and purchased by the Chancellor and his children while they lived in Paris between 1801 and 1804. Produced by the premier Philadelphia silversmith Thomas Fletcher, this dish and cover reflect the early nineteenth-century consumption of American silver made for clients with distinctly French tastes.

Credit Line: 
Gift of Goodhue Livingston
Place Made: 
North America, U.S.A., Philadelphia
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group