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Vase (USA)

This is a vase. It was made by Roycroft Shops. It is dated ca. 1910 and we acquired it in 2013. Its medium is hand-hammered copper, "german silver" (white metal alloy). It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

German silver – although not true silver and often containing no silver at all – provided an inexpensive alternative with a similar aesthetic. Roycroft looked to produce low-cost objects that still reflected the hand-crafted look of the Arts and Crafts movement, created here by its linear decorative pattern of the silver-colored alloy known as “German silver”, in a copper form.

It is credited Gift of Harry C. Sigman.

It has the following markings

On underside; Roycroft insignia.

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Vase (USA); Made by Roycroft Shops (United States); hand-hammered copper, "german silver" (white metal alloy); Gift of Harry C. Sigman; 2013-21-41

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