Snuffers and Stand Maker: Myer Myers (American, 1723–1795)


American Decorative Arts

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



6 5/16 in. (16 cm)
other (stand): 7 3/8 × 3 3/4 in. (18.7 × 9.5 cm)

Credit Line

Mabel Brady Garvan Collection

Accession Number



18th century


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Lynde Catlin, Princess Anne, Md.; Francis P. Garvan, New York, NY (1936).
  • 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
  • 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
  • Handbook of the Collections, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 105, ill
  • Graham Hood, American Silver: A History of Style, 1650–1900 (New York: Praeger, 1971), 157–58, fig. 171
  • 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
  • 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
  • Albert Sack, Fine Points of Furniture: Early American (New York: Crown Publishers, 1950),
  • 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
  • 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
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Object/Work type

candle snuffers


"Myers" in conforming punch on snuffer pan and twice on bottom of stand


"C Reade" and "IR RCL" scratched on bottom of stand

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