This tea equipage, given by Aaron Levy to Benjamin Gratz, features costly materials and ornate style that echo the role of tea and sugar as luxury commodities. More
These media are most often represented by domestic objects, many of them Rosenbach family belongings, but some collected for use, resale, or display by the brothers. Ceramics range from the 16th to the 20th century and were produced in England, France, China, and Italy. Famous makers include Derby, Wedgwood, and Sèvres. Two centuries of crystal manufacture include chandeliers and tableware from Britain and the Continent. Work in metal consists of Samuel Yellin ironwork, and silver ﬂatware and hollowware dating from the 17th to the 20th century by Myer Myers, Paul Storr, Hester Bateman, Tiffany & Co., as well as a range of 19th-century Philadelphia manufacturers and earlier silversmiths from Russia, Ireland, Holland, England, Italy, and France.