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American Decorative Arts
Maker: John Wolfe Forbes, American, 1781–1864
Maker: Colin van Gelder Forbes, 1776–1859

Beaker

1809–10 or 1819

Silver

3 3/16 in., 10 oz. (8.1 cm, 200 dwt)
2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm) base
Bequest of Doris M. Brixey
1984.32.55
Geography: 
Made in New York, New York
Culture: 
American
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Containers - Metals
Provenance: 

Richard DeWolfe Brixey (1880-1943); by descent to his daughter Doris M. Brixey. Bequest in 1984 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions 1984,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin 39, no. 3 (Winter 1986): 70.

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.