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.


A. La Pierre Mfg. Co. designs in museums

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La Pierre Mfg Co. (1885-1893). Victorian shoe horn. Silver. (L) 4 3/4 inches. Accession no. 2015-112-1. Philadelphia Museum of Art. Viewed 27 December 2016. [A01349]

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

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Ceramic Art Company, Lenox China & La Pierre Manufacturing Company. (1900-1905). Whiskey jug with silver deposit decoration. Silver, porcelain. Accession no. 74.148. Newark Museum. [Search "LaPierre" on their collections page.] Viewed 22 January 2016. [AAA00556-02]

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La Pierre Mfg Co. (1895-1910). Desk set (Blotter corners from desk set; pin holder; seal; letter opener; wax jack; paper embosser; pen holder; inkstand with glass insert; stamp holder; sand brush holder; clip; perpetual calendar; sand caster with brush top. Silver, patinated copper, glass, paper. Accession nos. 2000-123-1-13. Philadelphia Museum of Art. Viewed 27 December 2016. [A01351-63]

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La Pierre Mfg Co. (1895-1910). Vase. Blown glass with engraved silver overlay. 9 x 6 1/2 in. Accession no. 1990-55-44. Philadelphia Museum of Art. Viewed 27 December 2016. [A01350]

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Loetz Glassworks and silver overlay by La Pierre Manufacturing Co. (c. 1905). Vase. Sterling silver, colored glass. 8 3/8 x 4 1/2 in. Accession no. 1974.120.7. Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT. Viewed 27 March 2017. [A01782]

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

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La Pierre Mfg Co. (1900-10). Inkwell with applied blossoms. Copper, silver, glass. Accession no. TR64.98.1. Newark Museum (search "LaPierre" in collections). Viewed 22 January 2016. [AAA00556-05]

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

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

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La Pierre Mfg. Co. (1900-20). Vase. Glass, silver. (H) 16.3 x (D) 9.8 cm. Accession no. 84.4.247. Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, New York. Viewed 27 December 2016. [A01364]

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La Pierre Mfg. Co. (1910-15). Cologne bottle with stopper. Accession no. 84.4.236. Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, New York. Viewed 27 December 2016. [A01365]

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La Pierre Mfg. Co. (1910-50). Cologne bottle with stopper. Glass, silver. Accession no. 84.4.237. Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, New York. Viewed 27 December 2016. [A01366]

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La Pierre Mfg. Co. / (possibly ISC). (1902-79). Napkin ring. Silver; (H) 1 1/2 x (D) 1 7/8 in. Accession no. 71.91.49. Museum of the City of New York. Viewed 8 April 2017. [A01964]



B. La Pierre Mfg. Co. designs at auction

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La Pierre Mfg. Co. (c. 1890). Silver and copper vase. (H) 12 7/8 in. Sotheby’s New York - The Iris Schwartz Collection of American Silver (20 JAN 2017). Viewed 27 December 2017. [A01343]

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La Pierre Mfg Co. (c. 1895). Copper and silver Art Nouveau eight-piece desk set. Sotheby’s New York - The Iris Schwartz Collection of American Silver (20 JAN 2017). Viewed 27 December 2016. [A01348]

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La Pierre Mfg. Co. (c. 1900). Silver overlay glass centerpiece bowl. (D) 15 5/8 in. Christie’s New York - House sale (5-6 SEP 2007). Viewed 27 December 2016. [A01370]

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La Pierre Mfg. Co. (c. 1910). Glass decanter with silver and mixed-metal stopper. (H) 8 9/8 in. Christie’s New York - Important American furniture, silver, folk art & decorative arts (21 JUN 1995). Viewed 27 December 2016. [A01369]

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La Pierre Mfg. Co. (early 20th century). Art Nouveau silver overlay blue iridescent glass vase. (H) 5 1/2 in. Bonhams San Francisco - SOMA sale (30 JAN 2005). Viewed 27 December 2016. [A01372]

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La Pierre Mfg. Co. (20th century). Set of silver goblets and matching candlesticks. Sterling silver. Bonhams Los Angeles - Art + decor (14 DEC 2015). Viewed 27 December 2016. [A01371]

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La Pierre Mfg. Co. (undated). Silver overlay decanter. 11 in. Christie’s New York - Silver (20 SEP 1991). Viewed 27 December 2016. [A01368]

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La Pierre Mfg. Co. (undated). Tall bud vase. Sterling silver. 18 1/4 in. Bonhams Los Angeles - Sunset estate auction (28 JAN 2007). Viewed 27 December 2016. [A01373]



C. La Pierre Mfg. Co. designs in exhibitions

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

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(16 February - 27 May 1990)
Sumptuous Surrounds: Silver Overlay on Ceramic and Glass, The Collection of Warren Gilson, Milwaukee Art Museum, WI. (Also at Newark Museum, NJ, dates unknown.) Updated 22 January 2017. [With 66 pp. exhibition catalogue]. [A01367; A01486; AAA00550] [DM]



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