This jug is an interesting example of outside raising, in which the form is stretched in one piece from a small disk of silver. Extremely simple in shape and decoration, the piece has been given a pleasant weight, well expressed in the sturdy design. Small pieces of silver set in a diagonal course around the base create shadows which give balance to the rather small base. The handle and thumb rest are made up of several pieces of silver soldered together in vertical bands.
Adapted from William E. Woolfenden, "Two Works by Michigan Artist-Craftsmen." Bulletin of the DIA 29, no. 3 (1949-50): 75-76, ill.
Artist Fred E. Eagen, American, born 1905
Artist Marion Kenny Eagen, American, born 1908
Title
  • Syrup Jug
Date ca. 1950
Medium silver
Dimensions Overall: 4 1/4 × 2 7/8 × 3 1/2 inches (10.8 × 7.3 × 8.9 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase Prize, Michigan Artist-Craftsmen Exhibition 1950
Accession Number 50.47
Department Contemporary Art after 1950
Not On View
1950-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Woolfenden, William E. "Two Works by Michigan Artist-Craftsmen." Bulletin of the DIA 29, no. 3 (1949-50): 75-76, ill.