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Maker: Myer Myers, American, 1723–1795

Snuffers and Stand

1750–70

Silver

6 5/16 in. (16 cm) other (stand): 7 3/8 × 3 3/4 in.(18.7 × 9.5 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1936.147a-b
Geography: 
Made in New York, New York
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Tools and Equipment
Provenance: 

Lynde Catlin, Princess Anne, Md.; Francis P. Garvan, New York, NY (1936).

Bibliography: 

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), 22, no. 209.

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, 120, no. 194, ill.

Albert Sack, Fine Points of Furniture: Early American (New York: Crown Publishers, 1950).

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. 76.

Jeanette W. Rosenbaum, Myer Myers, Goldsmith, 1723–1795 (Philadelphia: The Jewish Publication Society of America, 1954), 104, pl. 7.

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. 99, no. 656, ill.

Graham Hood, American Silver: A History of Style, 1650–1900 (New York: Praeger, 1971), 157–58, fig. 171.

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), 124–25, no. 38, ill.

Sarah D. Coffin and Penelope Hunter-Stiebel, Rococo: The Continuing Curve, 1730–2008 (New York: Cooper-Hewitt Museum, National Design Museum, 2008), 6–7,129, fig. 9.

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.