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American Decorative Arts
Maker: John Edwards, American, 1671–1746

Cann

ca. 1728–35

Silver

4 11/16 in. (11.9 cm)
other (Lip): 2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm)
base: 2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1930.1123
Geography: 
Made in Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Containers - Metals
Provenance: 

Elizabeth Smith Dummer (died 1779) and John Dummer (died 1770), Newburyport, Mass. Mary Elizabeth Starkey Titcomb (died 1793), Newburyport, Mass. Francis P. Garvan , New York; gift in 1930 to 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. 75, no. 73, ill.

Harold Newman, An Illustrated Dictionary of Silverware (New York: Thames and Hudson, 1987), 61, ill.

Patricia E. Kane, Colonial Massachusetts Silversmiths and Jewelers (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1998), 413.

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.