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Wine Ewer

Wine Ewer

Artist
Richard Sibley
Date of Work
1817
Credit
White House Historical Association

Wine Ewer

This gilded silver water ewer was made by British silversmith Richard Sibley in 1817. 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. Four of these pitchers are included in the collection. This one features a male figure of a faun sitting on the top.          

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