Tankard Maker: Myer Myers (American, 1723–1795)

ca. 1755

American Decorative Arts

On view, 1st floor, American Decorative Arts before 1900
Medium

Silver

Dimensions

7 7/8 in. (20 cm)
other (Lip): 4 1/2 in. (11.4 cm)
base: 5 11/16 in. (14.4 cm)

Credit Line

Mabel Brady Garvan Collection

Accession Number

1930.1021

Culture
Period

18th century

Classification
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Provenance

Provenance

Crichton Bros., New York, NY; Francis P. Garvan, New York, NY.
Bibliography
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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Additional information

Object/Work type

tankard

Marks

"MM" in cartouche at lip each side of handle

Inscriptions

"JEH" cypher, in scalloped circle, engraved on cover

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