Pitcher

  • Douglas Steakley, Pitcher, 1974, silver, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase, 1975.163

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This silver pitcher was the first of an edition of ten pieces and represents Steakley's earliest work in hollowware. The lengthy process began with a sheet of silver that was cut to a pattern, wrapped into a cylinder, and soldered. The bottom and spout were added to the form and the piece was smoothed with a hammer, then filed, sanded, and polished. After the handle and edging were completed, the pitcher was silver-plated and polished again to achieve a sleek, gleaming finish.

Luce Object Quote
"I'm looking for something that will allow me to make an object, either as small as an earring or as large as a silver bowl, that will say 'this piece is made by Douglas Steakley.'" Douglas Steakley, June/July 1980
Title
Pitcher
Artist
Date
1974
On View
Dimensions
11 x 5 3/4 x 2 3/4 in. (27.9 x 14.5 x 6.8 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase

Mediums
Mediums Description
silver
Classifications
Object Number
1975.163
Palette
Linked Open Data
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