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American Decorative Arts
Maker: Charles Le Roux, 1688–1748

Two-handled covered cup

ca. 1735

Silver

10 1/4 × 10 5/16 in., 121.25 lb. (26 × 26.2 cm, 55 oz.)
other (Lip): 5 7/8 in. (14.9 cm)
base: 4 11/16 in. (11.9 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1935.229
Geography: 
Made in New York, New York
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Containers - Metals
Provenance: 

(?) Frederick de Peyster (1731-73); Pierre Guillanne de Peyster; his sister, Catherine Adrianne de Peyster de Boise; her nephew, Pierre de Peyster; his sister, Catherine Adrianne de Peyster Greene; her son, Pierre de Peyster Greene; his sister, Catherine Adrianne de Peyster Ricketts; her son, Pierre de Peyster Ricketts (1878); his daughter, Mathilda Louise Ricketts (1918); Robert Ensko, Inc., New York, NY (1932); Francis P. Garvan, New York, NY (1932).

Bibliography: 

John Marshall Phillips, “Additions to the Garvan Collection of Silver,” Bulletin of the Associates in Fine Arts at Yale University 8, no. 1 (June 1937).

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), 18, no. 173, [illus. on p. 57], ill.

John Marshall Phillips, American Silver (New York: Chanticleer Press, 1949), 74.

Kathryn C. Buhler, American Silver (Cleveland: World Publishing Co., 1950), 30, fig. 24.

E. P. Richardson, The French in America, 1520–1880, exh. cat. (Detroit: Detroit Institute of Arts, 1951), 138, no. 348, [illus. p. 139], ill.

John Marshall Phillips, “The Mabel Brady Garvan Collection of Silver at Yale University,” Connoisseur Year Book (1953): 73, pl. 12, ill.

Kathryn C. Buhler, Colonial Silversmiths, Masters and Apprentices, exh. cat. (Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1956), 80, no. 211.

Kathryn C. Buhler, French, English, and American Silver, exh. cat. (Minneapolis: Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 1956), 75, no. 249.

L. Belden, “The Verplanck Cup,” Antiques 92, no. 12 (December 1967): 840–42, fig. 4.

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. 62, no. 612, ill.

Graham Hood, American Silver: A History of Style, 1650–1900 (New York: Praeger, 1971), 100–1, fig. 90.

Barbara M. Ward and Gerald W. R. Ward, eds., Silver in American Life: Selections from the Mabel Brady Garvan and Other Collections at Yale University, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1979), 150–51, no. 159, ill.

Helen A. Cooper et al., Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: American Art from the Yale University Art Gallery, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2008), 192–94, no. 100, 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.