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Maker: Myer Myers, American, 1723–1795

Dish Ring

1770–76

Silver

4 5/16 in. (11 cm) other (Lip): 7 3/4 in.(19.7 cm) base (Base): 8 7/8 in.(22.5 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1936.136
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Tools and Equipment
Geography: 
Made in New York, New York
Status: 
On view
Provenance: 

Samuel and Susannah (Mabson) Cornell, New York; Catherine (Cornell) Campbell (1786-1813); her husband, Duncan P. Campbell, New York; his daughter, Miss Lety Campbell; Justine Van Rensselaer Hooper, Boston, Mass.; Francis P. Garvan, New York, NY (1936).

Bibliography: 

Clara Louise Avery, Early American Silver (New York: The Century Co., 1930), 152, pl. 59, ill.

John Marshall Phillips, “Additions to the Garvan Collection of Silver,” Bulletin of the Associates in Fine Arts at Yale University 8, no. 1 (June 1937): 9–10, ill.

V. Isabelle Miller, Silver by New York Makers, Late 17th Century to 1900, exh. cat. (New York: Museum of the City of New York, 1937), 21, no. 201.

An Exhibition of Silver: French, British, American, Modern, exh. cat. (Richmond, Va.: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 1940), no. 266.

An Exhibition of Early American Silver, January 1st to 28th, 1945, in the Morgan Memorial of the Wadsworth Atheneum, exh. cat. (Hartford, Conn.: Wadsworth Atheneum, 1945), 17, no. 124, ill.

John Marshall Phillips, American Silver (New York: Chanticleer Press, 1949), 98, pl. 22, ill.

From Colony to Nation; an Exhibition of American Painting, Silver and Architecture from 1650 to the War of 1812, exh. cat. (Chicago: The Art Institute of Chicago, 1949), 99, 119, no. 192, ill.

John Marshall Phillips, “Masterpieces in American Silver in Public Collections: Part IV, Rococo and Federal Periods,” Antiques 56 (July 1949): 44, ill.

John Marshall Phillips, “The Mabel Brady Garvan Collection of Silver at Yale University,” Connoisseur Year Book (1953): 74–75, pl. 17, ill.

Exhibition of Works in Silver and Gold by Myer Myers: A Checklist of Objects Exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum, exh. cat. (Brooklyn: Brooklyn Museum of Art, 1954), no. 46.

Jeanette W. Rosenbaum, Myer Myers, Goldsmith, 1723–1795 (Philadelphia: The Jewish Publication Society of America, 1954), 112, pl. 13, ill.

Kathryn C. Buhler, Colonial Silversmiths, Masters and Apprentices, exh. cat. (Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1956), 81, no. 217.

Kathryn C. Buhler, French, English, and American Silver, exh. cat. (Minneapolis: Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 1956), 76, no. 262.

John Marshall Phillips, Early American Silver Selected from the Mabel Garvan Collection, Yale University (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1960), no. 23, ill.

Masterpieces of American Silver: The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, January 15–February 14, 1960, exh. cat. (Richmond, Va.: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 1960), 76, no. 193.

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. 2, pp. 102–3, no. 659, ill.

Martha Gandy Fales, Early American Silver for the Cautious Collector (New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1970), 79, fig. 74.

Graham Hood, American Silver: A History of Style, 1650–1900 (New York: Praeger, 1971), 132–33, fig. 133.

Barbara M. Ward and Gerald W. R. Ward, eds., Silver in American Life: Selections from the Mabel Brady Garvan and Other Collections at Yale University, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1979), 42, 157, no. 164, ill.

Handbook of the Collections, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 105, ill.

David L. Barquist, Myer Myers: Jewish Silversmith in Colonial New York, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2001), 176–77, no. 79, cover ill., ill.

Helen A. Cooper et al., Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: American Art from the Yale University Art Gallery, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2008), 204, no. 108, ill.

Dean F. Failey, Deborah Dependahl Waters, and David L. Barquist, Elias Pelletreau: Long Island Silversmith and Entrepreneur 1726–1810, ed. Jennifer L. Anderson, exh. cat. (Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.: Preservation Long Island, 2018), 17, 136–137, fig. 5-1.

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.