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American Decorative Arts
Maker: John Coburn, American, 1725–1803

Covered cann

1780 and 1920

Silver

6 3/4 × 6 3/4 × 3 3/4 in., 462 g (17.1 × 17.2 × 9.6 cm)
Gift of Carl R. Kossack, B.S. 1931, M.A. 1933
1985.84.20
Geography: 
Made in Boston, Massachusetts
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Containers - Metals
Provenance: 

Mr. Kossack purchased this piece from Geo. Arons & Bro., 234 Wakelee Ave., Ansonia, Conn.

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions 1985–1987,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin 40, no. 2 (Spring 1988): 50.

Patricia E. Kane, Colonial Massachusetts Silversmiths and Jewelers (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1998), 299.

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.