3143
3143
An American Silver Rococo Revival Pitcher, Garner & Winchester, Lexington, KY, circa 1850
Estimate
2,5003,500
LOT SOLD. 3,750 USD
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3143
An American Silver Rococo Revival Pitcher, Garner & Winchester, Lexington, KY, circa 1850
Estimate
2,5003,500
LOT SOLD. 3,750 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

The Iris Schwartz Collection of American Silver

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An American Silver Rococo Revival Pitcher, Garner & Winchester, Lexington, KY, circa 1850
of baluster form, both sides chased with floral wreaths,  the rim with formal foliage, raised on a domed circular base chased with band of matching flowers, leaf-capped scroll handle
marked on base rim GARNER AND WINCHESTER, LEX. KY
height 12 3/8 in.
31.4cm
34oz 15dwt
1081g
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Catalogue Note

Eli C. Garner and Frank Winchester opened their firm about 1843. Garner was born in Virginia in 1817, but was apprenticed to Asa Blanchard. Winchester learnt his trade in Baltimore. Garner died in 1878. Winchester joined the Union army in 1862 as 2nd lieutenant. He was listed in the 1867 Lexington Directory as a silversmith, but died the following year from rheumatism of the heart caused by his military service.

See Marquis Boultinghouse Silversmiths of Kentucky, 1785-1900, pp. 130-132 and p. 284.

The Iris Schwartz Collection of American Silver

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New York