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

Snuffers and Stand



6 5/16 in. (16 cm)
other (stand): 7 3/8 × 3 3/4 in. (18.7 × 9.5 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
Made in New York, New York
On view
18th century
Tools and Equipment

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


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.

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

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

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

From Colony to Nation; an Exhibition of American Painting, Silver and Architecture from 1650 to the War of 1812, exh. cat. (Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, 1949), 99, 120, no. 194, ill.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.