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Maker: John Coney, American, 1655–1722

Spoon

ca. 1685

Sliver

7 1/8 in. (18.1 cm)
Gift of the Children of Mr. and Mrs. Francis P. Garvan
1935.154
Geography: 
Made in Boston, Massachusetts
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
American
Period: 
17th century
Classification: 
Flatware
Provenance: 

Possibly originally owned by Robert and Sarah Stone; Francis Shaw family, Salem, MA; Hollis French, Boston, MA; gift in 1935 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Clara Louise Avery, Early American Silver (New York: The Century Co., 1930), 26, pl. 3, ill.

Exhibition of Silversmithing by John Coney, exh. cat. (Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1932), no. 28.

Hermann F. Clarke, John Coney, Silversmith, 1655 - 1722 (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1932), 39–40, no. 74, pl. 25, ill.

John Marshall Phillips, “A Puritan Spoon,” Bulletin of the Associates in Fine Arts at Yale University 7, no. 2 (June 1936): 25–26, ill.

John Marshall Phillips, Masterpieces of New England Silver, 1650–1800: An Exhibition Held June 18 through September 10, 1939, Gallery of Fine Arts, Yale University (Boston: Harvard University Press, 1939), 31, no. 48.

John Marshall Phillips, American Silver (New York: Chanticleer Press, 1949), 28, pl. 2, ill.

Kathryn C. Buhler, French, English, and American Silver, exh. cat. (Minneapolis: Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 1956), 72, no. 204.

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. 31, no. 23, ill.

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.