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Muffineer

1946 Margret Craver Born: Pratt, Kansas 1907 Died: Cambridge, Massachusetts 2010 sterling silver 3 3/4 x 3 x 3 in. (9.6 x 7.7 x 7.7 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of the James Renwick Alliance 1984.41 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 52B


Luce Center Label

In the 1930s, Margret Craver convinced Baron Erik Fleming, silversmith to the king of Sweden, to take her on as a student. From him she learned the techniques for creating traditional silver hollowware like this piece, in which the body was created from a single piece of silver. A muffineer was a small English table utensil designed to sprinkle salt on buttered muffins.

Keywords

decorative arts

Crafts - Metal

metal - silver

About Margret Craver

Born: Pratt, Kansas 1907 Died: Cambridge, Massachusetts 2010

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