Covered cann Maker: Myer Myers (American, 1723–1795)

ca. 1750–1760

American Decorative Arts

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



6 5/8 in. (16.8 cm)
other (Lip): 3 1/8 in. (7.9 cm)
base: 3 9/16 in. (9 cm)

Credit Line

Mabel Brady Garvan Collection

Accession Number



18th century


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 records is ongoing.



R.T.H. Halsey, New York, NY; Francis P. Garvan, New York, NY.
  • Graham Hood, American Silver: A History of Style, 1650–1900 (New York: Praeger, 1971), 146–47, fig. 154
  • 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
  • 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
  • Clara Louise Avery, An Exhibition of Early New York Silver, exh. cat. (New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1931), no. 49
  • Clara Louise Avery, American Silver of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries (New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1920), cxii–cxiii, fig. 32
  • 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
  • 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
  • American Silver, the Work of Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Silversmiths, exh. cat. (Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1906), 76, no. 205
  • John Henry Buck, Old Plate, Its Makers and Marks, 2d ed. (New York: Gorham Manufacturing Company, 1903), 106, ill
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Additional information


"Myers" in conforming punch on bottom and under cover


Appleton crest engraved on side; "AL" added later on front; "Myer Myers / Prest. N.Y. Silversmiths Society / 1776" added later on bottom

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