The silver, gold and other metalwork in the Institute’s collections include personal items used by participants in the American Revolution as well as decorative objects made to commemorate the people and events of the war. Camp cups, utensils and pocket watches document the daily lives of soldiers and civilian participants in the Revolution. Figural clocks, tableware and other household goods reveal ways in which later generations celebrated the Revolution’s leaders and achievements. A highlight of this collection is a rare gilt brass mantel clock depicting George Washington as commander in chief of the American forces, made by Jean-Baptiste DuBuc in Paris at the turn of the nineteenth century.