American Decorative Arts
Maker: George Ridout, w. c. 1751

Two candlesticks

ca. 1745–55

Silver

6 5/8 in. (16.8 cm) base (Base (a)): 3 15/16 in.(10 cm) base (Base (b)): 3 13/16 in.(9.7 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1930.1053a-b
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Lighting Devices
Geography: 
Made in New York, New York
Status: 
On view
Provenance: 

Tyson Family; R.T.H. Halsey, New York, NY; Francis P. Garvan, New York, NY

Bibliography: 

American Silver, the Work of Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Silversmiths, exh. cat. (Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1906), 87, no. 291–92, pls. 5, 11.

Henry W. Kent and Florence N. Levy, The Hudson-Fulton Celebration: Catalogue of an Exhibition Held in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2, exh. cat. (New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1909), vol. 2, p. 126, no. 461.

R. T. Haines Halsey, Catalogue of an Exhibition of Silver Used in New York, New Jersey, and the South, exh. cat. (New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1911), 45, no. 94.

Clara Louise Avery, Early American Silver (New York: The Century Co., 1930), 351.

Clara Louise Avery, An Exhibition of Early New York Silver, exh. cat. (New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1931), fig. 56.

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), 25, no. 244.

John Marshall Phillips, Early American Silver Selected from the Mabel Garvan Collection, Yale University (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1960), no. 19, 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. 123, no. 694, 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), 148, no. 155, ill.

Handbook of the Collections, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 104, 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.