City of Silver and Gold
from Tiffany to Cartier
featuring the original Vince Lombardi Trophy
For more than a century, the City of Newark was the thriving center of the precious metal industry in the United States and home to the design workshops of famed jewelry goldsmiths and silversmiths such as Tiffany & Co. and Krementz. To many, the most recognizable of the objects produced by these manufacturers is the Vince Lombardi Trophy that was first handcrafted in Newark in 1967 at Tiffany & Co.’s silver factory.
The original Vince Lombardi Trophy, won by the Green Bay Packers, will be on view January 8, 2014 through March 30, 2014 to mark the playing of Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford on February 2, 2014. It is a centerpiece of the exhibition City of Silver and Gold from Tiffany to Cartier.
City of Silver and Gold showcases more than 100 objects drawn from the Museum’s holdings documenting the rise of the city’s gold and silver industry from modest beginnings in the early 1800s to national prominence by the turn of the 20th century.
This exhibition is part of New Jersey's 350th anniversary celebration.
(at right: Packers 1967 National Football League Championship Trophy (The First Vince Lombardi Trophy), Tiffany & Co., Newark, New Jersey; Silver, 1967, Lent by the Green Bay Packers, Inc.)