La Pierre Mfg Co (Newark, NJ / Wallingford, CT) - designs in museums, at auction, and in exhibitions (2016)

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| Design Meriden | 27 December 2016 | Updated 8 April 2017


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According to Earl Chapin May (1947), La Pierre Mfg. Co started in 1895. "[In 1929], LaPierre Manufacturing Company, specializing in toiletware, was removed from Newark, New Jersey, to Wallingford, Connecticut."

— Earl Chapin May in A century of silver 1847-1947 (1947), inside front cover and page 173.


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A. La Pierre Mfg. Co. designs in museums

1880s

Shoe horn

La Pierre Mfg Co. (1885-1893). Victorian shoe horn. Silver. (Accession no. 2015-112-1. Viewed 27 December 2016. A01349.)


1890s

Desk set

La Pierre Mfg Co. (1895-1910). Desk set. Silver, patinated copper, glass, paper. (Accession nos. 2000-123-1-13. Viewed 27 December 2016. A01351-63.)

Vase

La Pierre Mfg Co. (1895-1910). Vase. Blown glass with engraved silver overlay. (Accession no. 1990-55-44. Viewed 27 December 2016. A01350.)


1900s

Vase

La Pierre Silversmiths (presumably division of La Pierre Mfg Co. (c. 1900). Bottle and lid. Silver overlay on glass. (Accession nos. TR7.2009A,B. Viewed 22 January 2016. AAA00556-01.)

  • Offline - Newark Museum, NJ.

Whiskey jug

Ceramic Art Company, Lenox China & La Pierre Manufacturing Co. (1900-1905). Whiskey jug with silver deposit decoration. Silver, porcelain. (Accession no. 74.148. Viewed 22 January 2016. AAA00556-02.)

Inkwell

La Pierre Mfg Co. (1900-10). Inkwell with applied blossoms. Copper, silver, glass. (Accession no. TR64.98.1. Viewed 22 January 2016. AAA00556-05.)

Powder jar

La Pierre Silversmiths (presumably division of La Pierre Mfg Co.) (c. 1900-1915). Powder jar. Silver, glass. (Accession nos. 83.171A,B. Viewed 22 January 2016. (AAA00556-03.)

  • Offline - Newark Museum, NJ.

Hair receiver

La Pierre Silversmiths (presumably division of La Pierre Mfg Co.) (c. 1900-1915). Hair receiver. Silver, glass. (Accession nos. 83.172A,B. Viewed 22 January 2016. AAA00556-04.)

  • Offline - Newark Museum, NJ.

Vase

La Pierre Mfg. Co. (1900-20). Vase. Glass, silver. (Accession no. 84.4.247. Viewed 27 December 2016. A01364.)

Napkin ring

La Pierre Mfg. Co. / (possibly ISC). (1902-79). Napkin ring. Silver. (Accession no. 71.91.49. Viewed 8 April 2017. A01964.)

Vase

Loetz Glassworks and silver overlay by La Pierre Manufacturing Co. (c. 1905). Vase. Sterling silver, colored glass. (Accession no. 1974.120.7. Viewed 27 March 2017. A01782.)

Vase

Probably Johann Löetz Witwe Glassworks; La Pierre Mfg. Co. (metalwork). (c. 1905). Vase. Glass with silver overlay. (Accession no. M1998.346. Viewed 27 December 2016. A01367.)


1910s

Cologne bottle with stopper

La Pierre Mfg. Co. (1910-15). Cologne bottle with stopper. (Accession no. 84.4.236. Viewed 27 December 2016. A01365.)

Cologne bottle with stopper

La Pierre Mfg. Co. (1910-50). Cologne bottle with stopper. Glass, silver. (Accession no. 84.4.237. Viewed 27 December 2016. A01366.)


B. La Pierre Mfg. Co. designs at auction

1890s

Vase

La Pierre Mfg. Co. (c. 1890). Silver and copper vase. (Viewed 27 December 2017. A01343.)

Desk set

La Pierre Mfg Co. (c. 1895). Copper and silver Art Nouveau eight-piece desk set. (Viewed 27 December 2016. A01348.)


1900s

Centerpiece bowl

La Pierre Mfg. Co. (c. 1900). Silver overlay glass centerpiece bowl. (Viewed 27 December 2016. A01370.)


1910s

Decanter with stopper

La Pierre Mfg. Co. (c. 1910). Glass decanter with silver and mixed-metal stopper. (Viewed 27 December 2016. A01369.)

Vase

La Pierre Mfg. Co. (early 20th century). Art Nouveau silver overlay blue iridescent glass vase. (Viewed 27 December 2016. A01372.)

Goblets and candlesticks

La Pierre Mfg. Co. (20th century). Set of silver goblets and matching candlesticks. Sterling silver. (Viewed 27 December 2016. A01371.)


n. d.

Decanter

La Pierre Mfg. Co. (undated). Silver overlay decanter. (Viewed 27 December 2016. A01368.)

Vase

La Pierre Mfg. Co. (undated). Tall bud vase. Sterling silver. (Viewed 27 December 2016. A01373.)


C. La Pierre Mfg. Co. designs in exhibitions

1990s

16 February - 27 May 1990. Sumptuous Surrounds: Silver Overlay on Ceramic and Glass, The Collection of Warren Gilson at Milwaukee Art Museum, WI. (Also at Newark Museum, NJ, dates unknown.) (Updated 13 June 2017. A01367; A01486; AAA00550; G00001. DM.)


2010s

8 January 2014 - ongoing. City of silver and gold: from Tiffany to Cartier at the Newark Museum, NJ. (AAA00556-02.)



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