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Wine Ewer, White House Collection

This gilded silver wine ewer was made by British silversmith Richard Sibley between 1817 and 1818. The neoclassical ewer was one of over 1,500 silver gilt, or vermeil, objects donated to the White House in 1956 by Margaret Thompson Biddle, a close friend of First Lady Mamie Eisenhower. Special cabinets to house the collection were built in a ground floor room of the White House, now known as the Vermeil or Gold Room. Two of these pitchers are included in the collection. This one features a male figure of a faun sitting on the top.
Richard Sibley
Date of Work
ca. 1817-1818
White House Historical Association