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American Decorative Arts
Maker: I. T., w. c. 1785 - 1795

Standing Cup



1/2 × 4 3/16 in., 7 oz. (1.3 × 10.6 cm, 140 dwt)
D. base 3 13/16 in. (97 mm.)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
Made in England
17th century
Containers - Metals

Possibly originally owned by Rev. Samuel Newman; his son, Rev. Noah Newman; Newman Congregational Church, East Providence, RI; Francis P. Garvan, New York, to 1936; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.


John Henry Buck, Old Plate, Its Makers and Marks, 2d ed. (New York: Gorham Manufacturing Company, 1903), 257, ill.

E. Alfred Jones, The Old Silver of American Churches (Letchworth, England: National Society of Colonial Dames of America, 1913), 161–62, pl. 56.

Francis H. Bigelow, Historic Silver of the Colonies and Its Makers (New York: MacMillan Company, 1917), 38–39, fig. 3.

Clara Louise Avery, Early American Silver (New York: The Century Co., 1930), 18–19.

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, p. 314, no. 542.

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), 34, 102–3, no. 79, ill.

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