Silver at Winterthur

Wilmington, Delaware

October 1, 2006
The silver was just spectacular.

Repousse tea and coffee service made by Samuel Kirk, ca. 1828.

Alas, there were no free samples.

American fiddle, thread and shell silver made by Thomas Fletcher and Sidney Gardiner, 1830-40.

I just love the dog-headed snake handle and dolphin top on this ewer.

This stunning covered cup has a lid that can be inverted to be a footed bowl.
It was most likely designed to hold posset, a concoction of milk, eggs, and wine or ale, similar to eggnog.

It was made by Jurian Blanck, Jr., in New York, about 1690.

What a neat handle on this sauce boat.  And wouldn't you love to have the covered bowl?

But not everything was silver.

This is described as a False Hair Cap.
It is made of silk, ca. 1830-40.
These were designed to be worn under a small cap.

 And did you ever wonder why you see so many candle snuffers in antique shops?
(This one is steel, made in England, 1800-1830)
Before 1830, candles burned with loosely twisted cotton wicks that were not consumed as the candle burned down.  
Candles had to be trimmed every few minutes by clipping off unburned sooty wick with a snuffer.  

BTW, Winterthur is pronounced WIN-TER-TOOR.

We will have to return to take some of the gallery tours.  We took many pictures, and we would be happy to share them.  Let me know if you want to see more!

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Here's a link to all the rest of the grandkids' pages.

This has been a spring and summer of getting around. 2005

You can see those pictures:
We're off to Maine for a week of pictures and lobster!  Day 5
The New York State Fair - lots of chickens and other animals.
A search for Rexford Falls and finding the Sherburne Historic District.
Antique Firetrucks in Liverpool.
Balloons at the Spiedie Fest.
A trip to Utica to see Munson-Williams-Proctor Museum and Fountain Elms
We rented a canoe at Nathaniel Cole Park.

A visit to Hanford Mills and the Lumberjack Show
Hancock Shaker Village.
A trip to Pixley Falls and Delta Lake.
We watched them set up the Big Top at the Circus
We went to the Utica Zoo
Then we went to the Syracuse Zoo
Wickwire House in Cortland
A trip to babysit the grandkids
A visit to Boston to see a Red Sox Game
Drive through Edmeston area to see the animals
Ithaca Herbert F. Johnson museum trip
And there are lots of pictures of our trip out west.

 travel to Texas
Texas Day 1 San Antonio to Pearsall
Texas Day 2 Pearsall to Laredo
Texas Day 3 Laredo to Brownsville
Texas Day 4 South Padre Island

Texas Signs amused us
More signs.
Texas Critters

Art Museum at Vassar

CMOG  Corning Museum of Glass -
Old Stone Fort, Schoharie, NY

Cherry Valley, New York

Mid Atlantic:  Longwood Gardens
Longwood Fountains
Longwood Flowers
Winterthur Silver
Winterthur Children's Park

Hot adventures
from other summers:

Chittenango Falls
Fort Stanwix

Other interests: 


Leslie designed a webpage for:
Stride of Central New York

Animals hummingbirds  2
robin baby

Gray Fox

Insects  - moth pictures - polyphemus

Hummingbird Moth  1  2

October Snow
Oxford House
Tree Disaster
In Autumn    Before/After Exterior

Stone Quarry Hill Art Park  2

kids on the swing
Published  11/10/06
Photos by Leslie or David

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