Ashbil Griswold designs in collections, at auction, in exhibitions and historical information

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A. Ashbil Griswold designs in collections (by year)


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1800s

1800-50 - shaving box

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

1802-42 - two soap boxes

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

1802-42 - soap dish

Ashbil Griswold. (1802-42). Soap dish. Pewter. (Object no. H 69619. Viewed 30 June 2018. A03022).

1807-15 - dish

Ashbil Griswold. (1807-15). Dish. Pewter. (Accession no. 1973.313. Viewed 14 November 2018. L00851; L00856-58).

  • Offline - New Haven Museum, CT.

1807-15 - dish

Ashbil Griswold. (1807-15). Dish. Pewter. (Viewed 14 November 2018. L00851; L00855).

  • Offline - Meriden Historical Society, Meriden, CT.
  • For reference, see: (12 April 1984). Insilco donates silver, pewter, memorabilia [to the Meriden Historical Society... 650-piece, one-of-a-kind collection of silver, pewter and memorabilia...]. Hartford Courant, p. D4. See worldcat.org for locations.

1807-15 - basin

Ashbil Griswold. (1807-15). Basin. Pewter. (Viewed 14 November 2018. L00851; L00855).

  • Offline - Meriden Historical Society, Meriden, CT.
  • For reference, see: (12 April 1984). Insilco donates silver, pewter, memorabilia [to the Meriden Historical Society... 650-piece, one-of-a-kind collection of silver, pewter and memorabilia...]. Hartford Courant, p. D4. See worldcat.org for locations.

1807-15 - two plates

Ashbil Griswold. (1807-15). Two plates. Pewter. (Viewed 14 November 2018. L00851; L00855).

  • Offline - Meriden Historical Society, Meriden, CT.
  • For reference, see: (12 April 1984). Insilco donates silver, pewter, memorabilia [to the Meriden Historical Society... 650-piece, one-of-a-kind collection of silver, pewter and memorabilia...]. Hartford Courant, p. D4. See worldcat.org for locations.

1807-15 - teapot

Ashbil Griswold. (1807-15). Teapot. Pewter. (Viewed 14 November 2018. L00851; L00855).

  • Offline - Meriden Historical Society, Meriden, CT.
  • For reference, see: (12 April 1984). Insilco donates silver, pewter, memorabilia [to the Meriden Historical Society... 650-piece, one-of-a-kind collection of silver, pewter and memorabilia...]. Hartford Courant, p. D4. See worldcat.org for locations.

1807-15 - sugar bowl

Ashbil Griswold. (1807-15). Sugar bowl. Pewter. (Viewed 14 November 2018. L00851; L00855).

  • Offline - Meriden Historical Society, Meriden, CT.
  • For reference, see: (12 April 1984). Insilco donates silver, pewter, memorabilia [to the Meriden Historical Society... 650-piece, one-of-a-kind collection of silver, pewter and memorabilia...]. Hartford Courant, p. D4. See worldcat.org for locations.

1807-16 - dish

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

1807-30 - teapot

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

1807-34 - dish

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

c. 1807-35 - beaker

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

c. 1807-35 - dish

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

c. 1807-35 - beaker

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

1807-35 - soap box

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

1807-35 - soap box

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

1807-35 - box (shaving box)

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

1807-35 - beaker

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

1807-35 - beaker

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

1807-35 - beaker

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

c. 1807-35 - shaving box

Ashbil Griswold. (c. 1807-35). Shaving box. Pewter. (Object ID no. 1957.065.01.33. Viewed 17 July 2018. G02913-14).

1808-35 - teapot

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


1810s

1813-34 - beaker

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

1818-34 - lather box

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



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1820s

1820-30 - plate

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


n. d.

n. d. - dish

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

plate

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

n. d. - shaving box

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

early 19th c. - beaker

Ashbil Griswold. (early 19th century). Beaker. Pewter. (Cat. no. 1996.0165. Viewed 18 July 2018. G02950-51).

n. d. - deep dish

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

n. d. - teapot

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


C. Ashbil Griswold designs at auction


19th c.

19th c. - deep dish

Ashbil Griswold. (19th century). Deep dish. Pewter. (Viewed 2 July 2018. G02111).

19th c. - tumbler

Ashbil Griswold. (19th century). Tumbler. Pewter. (Viewed 2 July 2018. G02110).


C. Ashbil Griswold designs in exhibitions


1960s

1969 - New Haven exhibition

c. April - 14 June 1969. An exhibition of Connecticut pewter at New Haven Colony Historical Society (now the New Haven Museum), New Haven, CT.

> Exhibited designs by Ashbil Griswold. (1807-15). Dish. (New Haven Museum collection); Soap dish, beakers. (Private lenders); Dish, basin, two plates, teapot, sugar bowl (International Silver Co. collection).

  • For documentation, see historical section below.


1970s

1975 - New York and Cranbrook exhibitions

3 venues: 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 (17 January - 2 March 1975); second viewing at Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI (16 March - 20 April 1975). (Updated 6 June 2017. AAA00361.)


D. Ashbil Griswold - historical information


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1800s

Various newspapers, magazines and other sources

(c. 1800s-). Various newspapers, magazines and other sources - search engines. (Updated 18 October 2017.)


1940s

1947 - 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

1956 - 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.)


1960s

1969 - exhibition catalogue - Ashbil Griswold in New Haven exhibition

(1969). An exhibition of Connecticut pewter catalogue [c. April - 14 June 1969], 72 pp. [New Haven, CT: New Haven Colony Historical Society (now New Haven Museum); see exhibited works listed above in exhibitions section]. (Viewed 14 November 2018. D00560; L00851-54).


1970s

1975 - exhibition catalogue - Ashbil Griswold in New York and Cranbrook 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.)

1977 - 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

1980 - 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.)

1984 - news mention

(12 April 1984). Insilco donates silver, pewter, memorabilia [to the Meriden Historical Society... 650-piece, one-of-a-kind collection of silver, pewter and memorabilia... (with mention of Ashbil Griswold)]. Hartford Courant, p. D4. (Viewed 14 November 2018. L00855).

  • See worldcat.org for locations.