American Decorative Arts
Maker: Samuel Minott, 1732–1803
Engraver: Thomas Johnston, American, ca. 1708-1767
Honorand: John Simpson, American, 1704–1764

Flagon

1764

Silver

13 1/2 × 7 1/4 × 9 1/2 in., 1630 g (34.29 × 18.42 × 24.13 cm)
Josephine Setze Fund for the John Marshall Phillips Collection
2016.54.2
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Containers - Metals
Geography: 
Made in Boston, Massachusetts
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Old South Church, Boston, 1764-2016; by purchase to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., New Haven, Conn., 2016

Bibliography: 

Hamilton Andrews Hill, History of Old South Church, 1699 - 1884 (Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1890), vol. 2, p. 76.

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), 88, no. 729.

E. Alfred Jones, The Old Silver of American Churches (Letchworth, England: National Society of Colonial Dames of America, 1913), 56, pl. XXIII.

Clara Louise Avery, Early American Silver (New York: The Century Co., 1930), 312.

Patricia E. Kane, Colonial Massachusetts Silversmiths and Jewelers (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1998), 693.

“Acquisitions July 1, 2015–June 30, 2016,” https://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/Pub_Bull_acquisitions_2016.pdf (accessed December 1, 2016).

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.