Snuff Box Maker: Peter Van Dyck (American, 1684–1751)

ca. 1705–20

American Decorative Arts

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

Silver, tortoise shell


11/16 × 2 7/8 × 2 1/4 in. (1.7 × 7.3 × 5.7 cm)

Credit Line

Mabel Brady Garvan Collection

Accession Number



18th century


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Luke Vincent Lockwood, Greenwich, Conn.; Francis P. Garvan (1875-1937), New York; gift 1930 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.
  • Natalie Zemon Davis, Marybeth De Filippis, and Joyce D. Goodfriend, Dutch New York Between East and West: The World of Margrieta van Varick, exh. cat. (New York: Bard Graduate Center, 2009), 311–12, no. 158, fig. 158a, 158b
  • 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, pp. 45–46, no. 591, ill
  • Katherine B. Hastings, "Peter Van Dyck of New York, Goldsmith, 1684-1750 part II," Antiques 31 (June 1937), 302, fig. 13
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Object/Work type



"PV.D" in trefoil on side, on lower part of the box.


"MIB" spaced along the edge one side of the box; "[W]LB" along the marked side of the box; "M x B x/ PM/ IB I x W x" incised on the inside of the cover.\r\n

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