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Maker: Simeon Soumaine, American, born England, ca. 1660 or ca. 1685–1750

Pair of Mugs

1710–25

Silver

3 7/8 × 5 1/2 in. (9.8 × 14 cm)
other (Lip): 3 1/8 in. (7.9 cm)
base: 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1930.1057a-b
Geography: 
Made in New York, New York
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Containers - Metals
Provenance: 

Robert Ensko, New York, NY; Francis P. Garvan, New York, NY (1923)

Bibliography: 

E. Alfred Jones, Old Silver of Europe and America (London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928), 21, pl.5, ill.

Clara Louise Avery, Early American Silver (New York: The Century Co., 1930), 147, pl. 25.

Clara Louise Avery, An Exhibition of Early New York Silver, exh. cat. (New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1931), fig. 66.

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), 28, no. 277.

Stephen G. C. Ensko, American Silversmiths and Their Marks, 3 (New York: Ensko, Inc., 1948), 3, 32, ill.

Stephen G. C. Ensko, American Silversmiths and Their Marks, 1 (New York: Ensko, Inc., 1948), pl. 5, 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. 54, no. 599, ill.

Graham Hood, American Silver: A History of Style, 1650–1900 (New York: Praeger, 1971), 111, 114–15, fig. 108.

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