Dish

  • Frederick A. Miller, Dish, 1960, hammered and engraved sterling silver with ebony, 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

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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.

Title
Dish
Artist
Date
1960
On View
Dimensions
3 1/2 x 9 1/2 x 5 3/4 in. (8.9 x 24.2 x 14.7 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of an anonymous donor in memory of Dorothy S. Payer and in honor of Frederick A. Miller

Mediums
Mediums Description
hammered and engraved sterling silver with ebony
Classifications
Object Number
1992.107.2
Palette
Linked Open Data
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