Miniature Silver was a passion for Helen Goodman Luria who in the early 20th century began a weekly pilgrimage to antique markets looking for unique miniature silver pieces to add to a growing collection. Her collection reflects a passion for small object made from precious metals, which dates to the early 17th century. Some of these gleaming silver miniatures were created for practical purposes, though most were meant simply to delight the eye. One hundred and fifty antique and vintage miniature silver pieces, in an array of subjects from household objects to whimsical vignettes, make up Miniature Silver: The Helen Goodman Luria Collection.
This exhibit has been extended through the Spring of 2015.
Included with museum admission or free for members.