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  • F du Pont s masterpiece of color harmony and naturalistic design Beneath a towering canopy of white oaks tulip poplars and American beeches he planted white flowering dogwoods and hundreds

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  • bearing trees includes pines firs spruces cedars and their relatives H F du Pont s father Henry Algernon du Pont began the Pinetum in 1914 A notable collection of flowering

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  • New Acquisitions - Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library
    was intended to be shared and was sometimes passed among several drinkers The horizontal rings on such glasses are said to indicate the amount to be drunk by each person before the vessel was passed on Such glasses were for wine beer ale and other alcoholic beverages and sometimes were used in drinking games The challenge was in one drink to drink exactly from one horizontal stripe to the next the penalty for inaccuracy was to drink to the next stripe This type of vessel was made in northern Europe from the 1500s through the 1700s and as the form is derived from earlier Venetian types is referred to as façon de venise or in the Venetion style Typically associated with Germany and the Netherlands passglas production also may have taken place in Denmark Finland Estonia and Sweden At the time this vessel was made northern European glassware was arriving at colonial American settlements Passglas fragments were excavated at the St John s site about a quarter of a mile northeast of St Mary s City Maryland First occupied in 1635 St John s was the principal residence of Governor Charles Calvert from 1661 to 1666 Afterwards it continued as a meeting place for the assembly and was leased to a series of innkeepers At least 21 façon de venise vessels were found at the site Metalwork Hanukkah lamp Menorah Possibly Ipswich Massachusetts 1820 80 Tinned sheet iron Height 10 8 27 432 cm width 12 25 31 115 cm depth 4 10 160 cm Gift of Cipora O Schwartz in memory of Philip C Schwartz 2011 30 2 This Hanukkah lamp was designed to hold eight candles with an additional detached candle holder the shamash used to ignite them cumulatively during the Jewish Festival of Lights Hanukkah lamps have ancient origins as oil burning lamps but by the 1700s they were produced with candles and candle sockets as well as oil reservoirs Historically these lamps were made from a variety of inflammable materials but base metals pewter or brass and silver examples survive with frequency from craftsmen working in Europe and North Africa These lamps are used inside homes for religious observances only commemorating the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem 2nd century BCE and not for domestic purposes Early American immigrants included people of the Jewish faith traveling from England Europe the Caribbean and South America This sheet iron Hanukkah lamp is an example with little intrinsic value made for a family of modest means thus today it is quite rare Historic Hanukkah lamps especially with an American provenance do not frequently appear in the collector s market Paintings Portrait miniature of Dr Alexander Baron 1810 42 of Charleston SC by Charles Fraser Charleston SC 1782 1860 Watercolor on ivory Height 4 5 Museum purchase with funds provided by the Henry Francis du Pont Collectors Circle 2010 29 A C A miniature by Charleston artist Charles Fraser has long been on Winterthur s want list This portrait of

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  • Recent Discoveries - Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library
    many hand drawn and painted examples of Bohemian glassware and is signed by a Johannes Schiefner The mugs match a painted illustration for a Mug of dark blue glass with gilt rim and small stars The catalogue has an early history associating it with Gardiner s Island New York Such documents were distributed by agents or factories to potential buyers whether private individuals or merchants Furniture Tall chest on frame Made by Samuel Morris d 1809 Logtown Chester County Pennsylvania 1793 Walnut with tulip poplar and chestnut Height 74 189 9 cm Width 38 96 5 cm Depth 21 1 8 53 8 cm 2007 17 Museum purchase with funds provided by the Henry Francis du Pont Collectors Circle As ubiquitous as southeastern Pennsylvania walnut tall chests and chests of drawers on frames are very few are signed and dated by the maker or have a definitively known original owner This example has it all the maker Samuel Morris signed the back of the second drawer from the bottom Samuel Morris Joyner of Logtown 8 mo 5 1793 and on the reverse of that board inside the drawer he wrote For Lydia Harlan Little is known about Samuel Morris though in his last will and testament written in 1809 in Kennett Township he called himself a cabinetmaker The style of his notation of the date on Lydia s tall chest indicates he was a Quaker If so he possibly was a member of the Kennett Meeting Lydia Harlan 1763 1825 a Quaker who never married belonged to the Kennett Meeting Upon her death she was living in her brother Thomas s house with his widow Her inventory consisted of what appears to be just a bed chamber of furniture including a Case drawers valued at 4 To her niece and namesake Lydia Harlan she left six silver teaspoons marked with the initials L H and my riding whip possibly her most treasured personal possessions Research on this recent accession continues as we seek to learn more about the maker and the owner possibly both members of Chester County s large Quaker community This important tall chest on frame will be featured in Winterthur s major upcoming exhibition Paint Pattern and People Furniture of Southeastern Pennsylvania 1725 1850 to be held from April through December 2011 Prints Persuasion England 1800 1820 Reverse print on glass gilded gesso on wood frame Length 16 41 9 cm Width 12 31 8 cm 2009 19 A B Museum purchase with funds from various donors Perswaition Staffordshire England 1815 25 Enameled pearlware earthenware Height 7 7 8 19 9 cm 2002 30 76 Gift of Thomas N and A Pat Bernard Aptly titled Persuasion this reverse print on glass portrays a lovers tête à tête The scene is inscribed My lovely Maid let me impart The secrets of an honest heart Believe my love without Disguise So let us marry and be wise The gentleman offers a ring to the elegantly dressed maiden as she

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  • Ceramics - Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library
    by George Hubener Limerick Township Montgomery County Pennsylvania dated 1789 Slip decorated earthenware slipware Height 2 3 8 6 cm Diameter 13 33 cm 1965 2301 1958 671 Pitcher Made by William H Morgan Baltimore Maryland dated 1823 Salt glazed stoneware Height 10 5 8 27 cm 1958 671 1997 14 Museum purchase with funds provided by the Henry Francis du Pont Collectors Circle and the Winterthur Centenary Fund Muses Vase or urn Made by Josiah Wedgwood s Etruria Factory Staffordshire 1790 1800 Jasperware unglazed stoneware Height 14 in 36 2 cm 1997 14 Museum purchase with funds provided by the Henry Francis du Pont Collectors Circle and the Winterthur Centenary Fund Ceramics Collection Winterthur s ceramics collection includes some 19 000 objects of types made in or imported into America from the 1600s through the mid 1800s The earthenware stoneware and porcelain in the collection represent an unusually broad range of manufacturing and design types and have special strengths among American English and Chinese wares The American earthenware in the collection includes approximately 300 objects about 100 of which are slipware or slip decorated earthenware This important group features iconic work by sgraffito incised slipware potters such as Pennsylvania s George Hubener John Neis and Conrad Mumbouer Other highlights are pieces by Virginia s Samuel Bell and Sons and Anthony Wise Baecher Winterthur s respected collection of more than 150 pieces of American stoneware features work by important potters the African American potter Dave of South Carolina Maryland s William Morgan the Remmey family of Pennsylvania the Croliuses of New York City and Warne and Letts of New Jersey Additional highlights of the ceramics collection include nearly 5 000 Chinese export porcelain objects many of them produced for the American market as well as special order wares once owned

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  • Furniture - Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library
    Crosman 1707 99 Taunton Massachusetts dated 1742 White pine red oak chestnut Height 24 3 8 62cm 1954 510 1957 509 Chest of drawers Attributed to the shop of Nathaniel Gould 1734 81 Salem Massachusetts 1770 81 Mahogany with white pine Height 35 89 5cm 1957 509 1960 6 Work table Made and labeled by Charles HonoréLannuier 1779 1819 New York New York dated 1817 Mahogany maple and rosewood veneers gilded gesso gilded brass die stamped brass borders mahogany white pine and tulip poplar Height 31 81cm 1960 6 Furniture Collection Winterthur s American furniture collection is the largest and arguably the finest in the country With a wide range of regional and stylistic forms the collection of more than 9 000 objects spans the mid 1600s to the 1870s Henry Francis du Pont s furniture collecting began in the early 1920s with Windsor chairs painted chests and simple pine and maple pieces Du Pont developed a passion for high style Philadelphia rococo furniture setting a record in 1929 when he paid 44 000 for the Turner Van Pelt family high chest He eventually acquired some of the choicest Philadelphia furniture dating from the 1730s to the 1770s Du Pont displayed his collection in rooms that he and his family lived and entertained in from 1931 until 1951 Much of this furniture resided in Winterthur s principal entertaining spaces the Port Royal Entrance Hall and Parlor the Marlboro Room and the Blackwell Readbourne and Chinese Parlors Furniture owned by wealthy colonials such as the Dickinson Gratz Cadwalader and Logan families are prized among the objects in these spaces Other furniture collection highlights include representative pieces of the finest New England furniture especially from Newport Boston Salem and Portsmouth Works by well known urban cabinetmakers such as Samuel McIntire Thomas Seymour

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  • Glass - Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library
    News Online Catalog Winterthur Library Publications Recent Acquisitions Collecting for the Winterthur Library Research Guides Exhibitions Rights Reproductions Digital Collections The John Carolyn Grossman Collection Contact Us Glass Garden Collection Care Conservation Current Research Treatment Highlights Tips for Collection Care Resources Conservation Videos Conservation at Winterthur Books Library Material Conservation Documentation Image Specialist Furniture Conservation Lighting Specialists Objects Conservation Paintings Conservation Paper Conservation Preservation Housing Preventive Conservation Scientific Research Analysis Laboratory Textile Conservation Glass Publications Printed Textiles British and American Cottons a Winterthur Primer Articles Glass Online Collections Collections Museum Glass Sugar bowl Made by John Frederick Amelung New Bremen Glassmanufactory Frederick Maryland about 1790 Nonlead glass Height 8 20 4 cm 1959 3011 1992 119 1 Vase portraying THE PRESIDENTS HOUSE WASHINGTON Made in Bohemia now Czech Republic 1840 60 Nonlead glass Height 13 34 9 cm 1992 119 1 1958 1181 Candelabrum Glass and metalwork made in England 1795 1800 Jasper stoneware probably by Josiah Wedgwood s Etruria factory Staffordshire England 1795 1800 Height 27 70 5 cm 1958 1181 Glass Collection Henry Francis du Pont began collecting American glass early in his career and by 1924 his private collection included more than 70 pieces As well as selecting objects for their color and design du Pont strove to acquire types of glass known from historical records and archaeological evidence to have been in use in early America Winterthur continues this practice and today the collection consists of about 4 000 glass objects The work of important early American manufacturers is unusually well represented and features glass by John Frederick Amelung New Bremen Maryland Caspar Wistar Wistarburgh New Jersey and Henry Williem Steigel Manheim Pennsylvania Among glassware that was produced on a larger scale and would have been more broadly available are Midwestern and New England types Up

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  • Metals - Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library
    Research Analysis Laboratory Textile Conservation Metalwork Publications Printed Textiles British and American Cottons a Winterthur Primer Articles Metalwork Online Collections Collections Museum Metalwork 1957 859 1 6 Tankards set of six Made by Paul Revere Jr Boston Massachusetts 1772 Silver Average height 8 3 8 21 cm 1957 859 1 6 1960 145 Stove plate Made at Elizabeth Furnace Lancaster County Pennsylvania 1769 Iron Length 22 7 8 58 1 cm Width 27 68 5 cm 1960 145 1995 41 Sundial Probably engraved by Joseph Leddell Sr New York City dated 1751 Copper Height 4 11 5 cm Length 9 23 5 cm Width 9 23 cm 1995 41 1965 1509 Box Probably made in New England c 1790 1820 Asphaltum and paint on tinned sheet iron brass Height 6 1 8 15 7 cm Length 9 3 8 23 8 cm Width 5 5 8 14 5 cm 1965 1509 Metalwork Collection Metalsmiths who settled in colonial America and trained successive generations of craftsmen left a legacy of metalwork important to all aspects of life Winterthur s impressive collection of American made and imported metalwork encompasses more than 21 000 objects of gold silver silverplate iron pewter copper and alloys of copper such as brass bronze and paktong Collection strengths include domestic and ecclesiastical pewter collected chiefly by museum founder Henry Francis du Pont and the museum s first director Charles Montgomery Other important groups include wrought iron hardware as well as ornamental and useful implements lighting and lamps many incorporating François Pierre Ami Argand s design Kentucky rifles and colonial American silver The silver collection includes approximately 9 000 examples of maker s marks on flat silver such as spoons and sugar tongs Donated by Mr and Mrs Stanley B Ineson Mr and Mrs Alfred E Bissell and

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