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

Covered cann

ca. 1750–1760

Silver

6 5/8 in. (16.8 cm) other (Lip): 3 1/8 in.(7.9 cm) base (Base): 3 9/16 in.(9 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1930.1049
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Containers - Metal
Geography: 
Made in New York, New York
Status: 
On view
Provenance: 

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

Bibliography: 

John Henry Buck, Old Plate, Its Makers and Marks, 2d ed. (New York: Gorham Manufacturing Company, 1903), 106, ill.

American Silver, the Work of Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Silversmiths, exh. cat. (Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1906), 76, no. 205.

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), 118, no. 414, ill.

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), 38, no. 82.

Clara Louise Avery, American Silver of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries (New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1920), cxii–cxiii, fig. 32.

Clara Louise Avery, An Exhibition of Early New York Silver, exh. cat. (New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1931), no. 49.

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. 29.

Jeanette W. Rosenbaum, Myer Myers, Goldsmith, 1723–1795 (Philadelphia: The Jewish Publication Society of America, 1954), 104–5, pl. 8, 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. 98, no. 655, ill.

Graham Hood, American Silver: A History of Style, 1650–1900 (New York: Praeger, 1971), 146–47, fig. 154.

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.