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American Decorative Arts
Maker: Jonathan Clarke, American, 1705–1770

Punch Strainer



1 13/16 × 11 7/8 in. (4.6 × 30.2 cm)
other: 4 11/16 in. (11.9 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
Made in Newport, Rhode Island
Made in Providence, Rhode Island
On view
18th century
Tools and Equipment

Originally owned by Jabez Bowen, Providence, R.I., and descended through his family; Phillip Flayderman, Boston.; Francis P. Garvan, New York (1930); gift in 1930 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.


Francis H. Bigelow, Historic Silver of the Colonies and Its Makers (New York: MacMillan Company, 1917), 364 - 65, fig. 262.

Anderson Galleries and American Art Association, New York, Colonial Furniture, Silver, and Decorations: The Collection of the Late Philip Flayderman, sale cat. (January 2–4, 1930).

Rhode Island Tercentenary Exhibition, exh. cat. (Providence: Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, 1936), no. 83.

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), 23, no. 25.

Stephen G. C. Ensko, American Silversmiths and Their Marks, 3 (New York: Ensko, Inc., 1948), 102, ill.

John Marshall Phillips, American Silver (New York: Chanticleer Press, 1949), 98.

The New England Silversmith, exh. cat. (Procidence, R.I.: Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, 1965), no. 255.

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. 283, no. 471, ill.

Martha Gandy Fales, Early American Silver for the Cautious Collector (New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1970), 66, fig. 60.

Graham Hood, American Silver: A History of Style, 1650–1900 (New York: Praeger, 1971), 151–53, fig. 160.

Charles F. Montgomery and Patricia E. Kane, eds., American Art: 1750–1800 Towards Independence, exh. cat. (Boston: New York Graphic Society, 1976), 191, fig. 145.

Thomas E. Norton, 100 Years of Collecting in America: The Story of Sotheby Parke Bernet (New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1984), 112, ill.

Harold Newman, An Illustrated Dictionary of Silverware (New York: Thames and Hudson, 1987), 252, ill.

Handbook of the Collections, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 106, 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.