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American Decorative Arts
Maker: Jacob Boelen, American, 1654–1729

Two-handled bowl

ca. 1700


2 1/4 × 7 1/4 in. (5.7 × 18.4 cm) bowl dia.: 4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm) base: 2 3/4 in. (7 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
Made in New York, New York
On view
17th–18th century
Containers - Metals

Probably originally owned by Maj. Richard Ingoldesby, New York; Luke V. Lockwood, Greenwich, Conn.; Francis P. Garvan, New York (1929); gift in 1930 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.


Exhibition of Early American Paintings, Miniatures, and Silver, assembled by Washington Loan Exhibition Committee, exh. cat. (Washington, D.C.: National Gallery of Art, 1925), 86, no. 153.

Clara Louise Avery, An Exhibition of Early New York Silver, exh. cat. (New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1931), fig. 16.

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), 4, no. 37.

New York Silversmiths of the Seventeenth Century, exh. cat. (New York: Museum of the City of New York, 1962), no. 11.

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. 12, no. 556, ill.

Graham Hood, American Silver: A History of Style, 1650–1900 (New York: Praeger, 1971), 53, fig. 42.

Harold Newman, An Illustrated Dictionary of Silverware (New York: Thames and Hudson, 1987), 365, ill.

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