American Decorative Arts
Artist: Benjamin Pierpont, 1730–1797

Four Two-Handled Cups

1788

Silver

5 7/8 in. (14.9 cm) other: 6 3/4 in. (17.1 cm) other (rim): 3 7/8 in.(9.8 cm) base (Base): 2 7/8 in.(7.3 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1930.1338d
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Containers - Metals
Geography: 
Made in Boston, Massachusetts
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Originally owned by Deacon Obadiah Dickinson; First Congregational Church, Hatfield, Mass.; Francis P. Garvan, New York, to 1930; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

George Munson Curtis and Florence Virginia Berger, American Church Silver of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries, exh. cat. (Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1911), 99, no. 824–27.

E. Alfred Jones, Old Silver of Europe and America (London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928), 212, pl. 73, ill.

Kathryn C. Buhler and Graham Hood, American Silver in the Yale University Art Gallery, 2 vols. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1970), vol. 1, p. 24, no. 16, ill.

Barbara M. Ward and Gerald W. R. Ward, eds., Silver in American Life: Selections from the Mabel Brady Garvan and Other Collections at Yale University, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1979), 36, 90–91, no. 67, ill.

Patricia E. Kane, Colonial Massachusetts Silversmiths and Jewelers (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1998), 774.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.