Now On View
The Vivienne and H. Katz Gallery, North Wing, first floor
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. The glamorous core of this exhibition consists of unique Tiffany & Co. pieces that can be found in no other museum in the nation.
A unique horse-racing trophy by the William B Kerr Company was presented to the winner by the company’s owner and founder, while an 18-karat gold coffee set by Tiffany & Co. was given in 1897 as a golden anniversary gift from a husband to his wife. Dozens of pieces of Newark-made jewelry--manufactured by Krementz, Riker, Kerr and Unger Brothers, as well as rare documentation from various Newark manufacturers, tell the history of Newark’s jewelry workshops.
Newark: City of Silver and Gold from Tiffany to Cartier 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.