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American Decorative Arts
Maker: Myer Myers, American, 1723–1795

Tankard

ca. 1755

Silver

7 7/8 in. (20 cm) other (Lip): 4 1/2 in.(11.4 cm) base (Base): 5 11/16 in.(14.4 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1930.1021
Geography: 
Made in New York, New York
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Containers - Metals
Provenance: 

Crichton Bros., New York, NY; Francis P. Garvan, New York, NY.

Bibliography: 

Exhibition of Early American Paintings, Miniatures, and Silver, assembled by Washington Loan Exhibition Committee, exh. cat. (Washington, D.C.: National Gallery of Art, 1925), 90, no. 170.

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. 160.

Jeanette W. Rosenbaum, Myer Myers, Goldsmith, 1723–1795 (Philadelphia: The Jewish Publication Society of America, 1954), 132.

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. 96–97, no. 654, ill.

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), 124, 126–27, no. 133, ill.

David L. Barquist, Myer Myers: Jewish Silversmith in Colonial New York, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2001), 80–81, no. 2, 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.