Pitcher Designer: Robert A. M. Stern (American, born 1939)
Retailer: Swid Powell (American, 1982–2001)


American Decorative Arts

On view, 1st floor, American Decorative Arts before 1900

Robert A. M. Stern became known for his reinterpretations of traditional architecture, ranging from nineteenth-century shingle cottages to Art Moderne skyscrapers. This pitcher by Stern for Swid Powell explores classical shapes. The body of the vessel is a Doric column; the top of the capital swells out on one side to form the spout. The solidity of the vessel is countered by the scroll handle that lyrically arcs upward.


Silver plate


11 1/4 × 6 1/4 × 10 in. (28.575 × 15.875 × 25.4 cm)

Credit Line

Swid Powell Collection, Gift of Nan Swid

Accession Number



20th century


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Swid Powell, New York, by 2001; Nan G. Swid, New York, 2001–2011; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 2011
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Object/Work type

pitchers, utilitarian objects


Stamped on underside: (c) Swid Powell / Stern [script] / MADE IN ITALY / SILVER PLATE

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