Dish

Copied 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

Artwork Details

Title
Dish
Date
1960
Dimensions
3 129 125 34 in. (8.924.214.7 cm)
Credit Line
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

Artwork Description

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.