Friday Photos: Eccentric Silver

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 Responses to “Friday Photos: Eccentric Silver”

  1. 1 samantha April 19, 2013 at 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…!

  2. 3 Corey April 19, 2013 at 6:49 pm

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

    • 4 Pilar Wong April 22, 2013 at 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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