Ashbil Griswold designs in collections, exhibitions and historical information (2016)

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A. Ashbil Griswold designs in collections

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1800s

Shaving box

Ashbil Griswold. (1800-50). Shaving box. Pewter. (Accession no. 1949.180. Viewed 25 May 2016. A00704.)

Two soap boxes

Ashbil Griswold. (1802-42). Two soap boxes. Pewter. (Accession nos. 00.4.100-01. Viewed 29 March 2016. B00054-55.)

Dish

Ashbil Griswold. (1807-16). Dish. Pewter. (Accession no. 1931.262. Viewed 28 March 2016. A00181.)

Teapot

Ashbil Griswold. (1807-30). Teapot. Metal. (Accession no. 1930.717. Viewed 27 March 2016. A00178.)

Dish

Ashbil Griswold. (1807-34). Dish. Pewter. (Accession no. 43.162.27. Viewed 28 March 2016. A00185.)

Beaker

Ashbil Griswold. (c. 1807-35). Beaker. Pewter. (Accession no. 64.1714. Viewed 5 May 2017. A02361.)

Dish

Ashbil Griswold. (c. 1807-35). Dish. Pewter. (Accession no. 64.1686. Viewed 6 May 2017. A02371.)

Beaker

Ashbil Griswold. (c. 1807-35). Beaker. Pewter. (Accession no. 64.1715. Viewed 5 May 2017. A02363.)

Soap box

Ashbil Griswold. (1807-35). Soap box. Pewter. (Accession no. 41.34.54. Viewed 28 March 2016. A00186.)

Soap box

Ashbil Griswold. (1807-35). Soap box. Pewter. (Accession no. 62.89.3. Viewed 28 March 2016. A00184.)

Box (shaving box)

Ashbil Griswold. (1807-35). Box (Shaving box). Pewter, Britannia metal. (Accession no. 1955.0003.002. Viewed 29 March 2017. A01823.)

Beaker

Ashbil Griswold. (1807-35). Beaker. Pewter, Britannia metal. (Accession no. 1964.1160. Viewed 28 March 2017. A01826.)

Beaker

Ashbil Griswold. (1807-35). Beaker. Pewter. (Accession no. 1947-47-2. Viewed 28 March 2016. A00183.)

Beaker

Ashbil Griswold. (1807-35). Beaker. Pewter. (Accession no. 41.34.26. Viewed 28 March 2016. A00187.)

Teapot

Ashbil Griswold. (1808-35). Teapot. Metal. (Accession no. H.19XX.131.3. Viewed 10 June 2017. A02652.)


1810s

Beaker

Ashbil Griswold. (1813-34). Beaker. Pewter. (Accession no. 1930.730. Viewed 27 March 2016. A00179.)

Lather box

Ashbil Griswold. (1818-34). Lather box. Pewter. (Accession no. 1931.294. Viewed 28 March 2016. A00180.)


1820s

Plate

Ashbil Griswold. (1820-30). Plate. Pewter. (Accession no. 45.10.56. Viewed 28 March 2016. A00188.)


n. d.

Dish

Ashbil Griswold. (undated). Dish. Pewter. (Accession no. 64.2318. Viewed 6 May 2017. A02372.)

Deep dish

Ashbil Griswold. (undated). Deep dish. Pewter. (Accession no. 45.10.57. Viewed 28 March 2016. A00189.)

Plate

Ashbil Griswold. (undated). Plate. Pewter. (Accession no. 64.2365. Viewed 6 May 2017. A02377.)

Shaving box

Ashbil Griswold. (undated). Shaving box. Pewter. (Accession no. 64.1870. Viewed 6 May 2017. A02378.)

Teapot

Ashbil Griswold. (undated). Teapot. Pewter. (Accession no. 64.1775. Viewed 6 May 2017. A02379.)


B. Ashbil Griswold designs in exhibitions

1970s 17 January - 2 March 1975; 16 March - 20 April 1975. Forms in metal: 275 years of metalsmithing in America at the Finch College Museum of Art, New York and the Museum of Contemporary Crafts, New York; second viewing at Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI. (Updated 6 June 2017. AAA00361.)


C. Ashbil Griswold - historical information

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1800s

Newspaper articles and adverts

(c. 1808-1924). Various advertisements and newspaper articles - search engines. (Viewed 16 October 2016.)


1940s

Secondary source

May, Earl Chapin. (1947). On "Ashbil Griswold", (pp. 54-68; 220, 324-25, 338; also plate II, portrait of Ashbil Griswold, and plate VII with photo of pewter by Griswold). In A century of silver 1847-1947. New York: Robert M. McBride Company. (Updated 17 April 2017. DM.)


1950s

Secondary source

Wendover, Sanford H. (1956). On Ashbil Griswold, (pp. 82; 85-6, 209, 212). In 150 years of Meriden. Meriden: Meriden Sesquicentennial Committee. (Published in connection with the observance of the city’s sesquicentennial, June 17-23, 1956). (Updated 6 June 2017. A02604-06.)


1970s

Ashbil Griswold in 1975 exhibitions

(1975). Forms in metal: 275 years of metalsmithing in America catalogue. (Exhibitions at the Finch College Museum of Art, New York and the Museum of Contemporary Crafts, New York; second viewing at Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI.) (Viewed 17 October 2016. AAA00361.)

Secondary source

Hogan, Edmund P. (1977). On "Ashbil Griswold", (pp. 5 (painted portrait of Griswold, 1846; 6 (photo of teapot design, undated); 9, 12; 15). In An American heritage: A book about the International Silver Company. Taylor Publishing Company: Dallas, TX. (Updated 17 April 2017. DM.)

Hogan, Edmund P. (1980). On "Ashbil Griswold", (pp. 147-54). In The elegance of old silver plate and some personalities. Schiffer Publishing Limited: Exton, PA. (Updated 17 April 2017. DM.)


1980s

Secondary source

Hogan, Edmund P. (1980). On "W. W. Lyman" (apprentice to Ashbil Griswold, husband of Ashbil Griswold’s adopted daughter; partner of Curtis and Lyman; director of Meriden Britannia; president of Meriden Cutlery Company; president of Meriden Flint Glass Company) (reproduced illustrations of W. W. Lyman and his wife; Meriden Britannia building and "board"; Lyman fruit jars; patent), (pp. 154-59). In The elegance of old silver plate and some personalities. Schiffer Publishing Limited: Exton, PA. (Updated 17 April 2017. DM.)



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