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Maker: Peter Van Dyck, American, 1684–1751

Covered porringer

ca. 1715

Silver

3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm)
other (bowl): 5 3/8 in. (13.7 cm)
other (Handle): 2 9/16 in. (6.5 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1930.1066a-b
Geography: 
Made in New York, New York
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Containers - Metals
Provenance: 

Luke V. Lockwood, Greenwich, Conn.; Francis P. Garvan, New York, NY (1929).

Bibliography: 

Exhibition of Early American Paintings, Miniatures, and Silver, assembled by Washington Loan Exhibition Committee, exh. cat. (Washington, D.C.: National Gallery of Art, 1925), 92, no. 181.

Edward Wenham, “Early American Porringers,” Antiquarian 11, no. 4 (November 1928): 56, ill.

Clara Louise Avery, An Exhibition of Early New York Silver, exh. cat. (New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1931), fig. 83.

Katherine B. Hastings, “Peter Van Dyck of New York, Goldsmith part I,” Antiques 31 (May 1937): 237, fig. 4.

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), 33, no. 332.

Stephen G. C. Ensko, American Silversmiths and Their Marks, 1 (New York: Ensko, Inc., 1948), pl. 6, ill.

Kathryn C. Buhler, American Silver (Cleveland: World Publishing Co., 1950), 15–16, fig. 5.

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. 44, no. 590, ill.

Graham Hood, American Silver: A History of Style, 1650–1900 (New York: Praeger, 1971), 88–89, fig. 81.

Harold Newman, An Illustrated Dictionary of Silverware (New York: Thames and Hudson, 1987), 90, ill.

Marybeth De Filippis, “Margrieta van Varick’s ‘East Indian’ Goods: A Possible Influence on Colonial American Silver,” The Magazine Antiques (September 2009): 85, 87.

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.