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1960 Frederick A. Miller Born: Akron, Ohio 1913 Died: Garfield Heights, Ohio 2000 hammered and engraved sterling silver with ebony 3 1/2 x 9 1/2 x 5 3/4 in. (8.9 x 24.2 x 14.7 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of an anonymous donor in memory of Dorothy S. Payer and in honor of Frederick A. Miller 1992.107.2 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 52B


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Fred Miller used the "stretching" method to create this vessel. He began with a heavy circle of silver that was smaller than the finished piece, and hammered at the center until the thin metal took on the shape of a cup. Miller was inspired by nature and made many trips into the wilderness areas of the American West. The lines engraved inside the dish evoke channels of water, rock formations, and winding trails.

Keywords

decorative arts

Crafts - Metal

metal - silver

wood - ebony

About Frederick A. Miller

Born: Akron, Ohio 1913 Died: Garfield Heights, Ohio 2000

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