American Decorative Arts
Maker: Jonathan Otis, 1723–1791

Caster

probably 1778

Silver

H. 5 11/16 in. (144mm); WT. 3 oz, 11dwt (110gm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1935.225
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Containers - Metals
Geography: 
Made in Newport, Rhode Island
or made in Middletown, Connecticut
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Possibly owned by Mary Otis; Francis P. Garvan, New York, to 1935; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

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. 1, p. 287, no. 479.

Patricia E. Kane, Colonial Massachusetts Silversmiths and Jewelers (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1998), 744.

Peter J. Bohan and Philip Hammerslough, Early Connecticut Silver 1700–1840 (Middletown, Conn.: Wesleyan University Press, 2007), 116, pl. 92, 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.