Pair of Candlesticks Maker: Myer Myers (American, 1723–1795)

1755–60

American Decorative Arts

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

Silver

Dimensions

10 1/8 in. (25.7 cm)
base: 5 1/2 in. (14 cm)

Credit Line

Mabel Brady Garvan Collection

Accession Number

1936.148a-b

Culture
Period

18th century

Classification
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Provenance

Provenance

Catherine (Livingston) Lawrence; her descendant, DeLancey Watts; Miss Inglis Griswold, New York, NY; Francis P. Garvan, New York, NY (1936).
Bibliography
  • 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
  • Elise K. Kenney, ed., Handbook of the Collections: Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 105, 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), 155–56, no. 163, ill
  • 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
  • Graham Hood, American Silver: A History of Style, 1650–1900 (New York: Praeger, 1971), 157–58, fig. 170
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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), 98, 120, no. 191, ill
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Additional information

Object/Work type

candlesticks

Marks

"MM", conjoined serifs, in rectangle on drip pan and socket of each

Inscriptions

"THE GIFT OF PETER & SARAH VN. BRUGH TO CATHAE: LIVINGSTON" engraved under foot of each

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