“Gotham Beverage Service,” a silver set created by Wendy Yothers, Jewelry Design, was recently purchased by the Museum of the City of New York for its permanent collection. It was created for the exhibition titled New York Silver, Then and Now, which was on view June 28, 2017, through July 1, 2018. New York Silver, Then and Now linked the rich history of silversmithing in New York City to present-day artistic practice. It featured newly commissioned works by leading metalworkers, created in response to historical objects from the museum’s collection.
The museum’s holdings comprise what is widely recognized as one of the foremost collections of American silver in the nation and includes leading examples of silver designed and produced in New York from the mid-17th through the 20th century. Containing of more than 1,800 works by such notable craftsmen as Cornelius Kierstede, Myer Myers, and Charles LeRoux, and renowned retailer/manufacturers like Black, Starr & Frost and Tiffany & Co., the collection demonstrates how, for over four centuries, the city’s silversmiths and designers have adapted international styles to make them distinctively “New York” in look and feel. For more information, contact Yothers, (212) 217-5736.