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

Pair of Candlesticks

1755–60

Silver

10 1/8 in. (25.7 cm) base (Base): 5 1/2 in.(14 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1936.148a-b
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Lighting Devices
Geography: 
Made in New York, New York
Status: 
On view
Provenance: 

Catherine (Livingston) Lawrence; her descendant, DeLancey Watts; Miss Inglis Griswold, New York, NY; Francis P. Garvan, New York, NY (1936).

Bibliography: 

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), 98, 120, no. 191, ill.

An Introduction to Silver: Catalogue of an Exhibition on View Oct. 31, 1953–May 9, 1954, exh. cat. (Newark, N.J.: Newark Museum, 1953), no. 187.

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. 19–20.

Jeanette W. Rosenbaum, Myer Myers, Goldsmith, 1723–1795 (Philadelphia: The Jewish Publication Society of America, 1954), 104, pl. 7, 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, p. 101, no. 658, ill.

Graham Hood, American Silver: A History of Style, 1650–1900 (New York: Praeger, 1971), 157–58, fig. 170.

Charles F. Montgomery and Patricia E. Kane, eds., American Art: 1750–1800 Towards Independence, exh. cat. (Boston: New York Graphic Society, 1976), 194–95, fig. 148.

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), 155–56, no. 163, ill.

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), 119–20, no. 35, 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.