Charter Company (Wallingford, CT) designs in collections, at auction, and in exhibitions (2016)

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| Design Meriden | 31 March 2016 | Updated 2 December 2016

A. Charter Company designs in collections [1]

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Charter Company / International Silver Company. Cocktail shaker, (1928). Enameled silver. (H) 14 1/32 x (D) 5 in. Accession no. 2002.29.2.A-C. Dallas Museum of Art. Viewed 1 April 2016. [A00208]

B. Charter Company designs at auction

charter company wallingford

Charter Company / International Silver Company. (Second quarter 20th century). Six-piece silver tea and coffee service. Sotheby’s London - The summer sale: Silver, ceramics & vertu (18 JUL 2007). Viewed 7 May 2016. [D00100]

charter company wallingford

Charter Company. (c. 1930-42). Two-handled tea tray. Sterling silver. (W) 16 1/2 in. Christie’s New York - Christie’s Interiors (28-29 FEB 2012). Viewed 24 May 2016. [A00697]

charter company wallingford

Attributed to Charter Company. (undated). Cocktail shaker set. Silver and enamel. Sotheby’s New York - 20th century decorative works of art including contemporary works of art (6 JUN 2003). Viewed 24 May 2016. [A00698]

C. Charter Company designs in exhibitions

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(18 November 2016 - 12 November 2017).
Shaken, stirred, styled: The art of the cocktail at Dallas Museum of Art. Updated 2 December 2016. [AAA000155-56]

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(5 venues: 2005 - 2007).
Modernism in American Silver: 20th-Century Design. Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC; Nevada Museum of Art, Reno; Dallas Museum of Art (see photos of the exhibition); The Wolfsonian, Miami Beach, FL; The Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis, TN. Viewed 21 March 2016. [A00140]

[1] The Charter Company, Wallingford, was active c. 1930-42 and an International Silver Company division. (See Stern, Jewel. (2005). Modernism in American silver, page 353. Dallas Museum of Art and Yale University Press.) Viewed 15 May 2016. [A00662]

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