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Maker: Simeon Soumaine, American, born England, ca. 1660 or ca. 1685–1750

Strainer Spoon

1720–30

Gold

other: 4 1/2 in. (11.4 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1935.241
Geography: 
Made in New York, New York
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Flatware
Provenance: 

Giulia P. Morosini, New York, NY; Robert Ensko, Inc., New York, NY (1932); Maurice Brix, Philadelphia, Pa. (1933); Walter M. Jeffords, Glen Riddle, Pa.; Francis P. Garvan, New York, NY (1935).

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): 19, ill.

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), 28, 64, no. 288, ill.

John Marshall Phillips, “Outstanding Examples from the Mabel Brady Garvan Collections,” Bulletin of the Associates in Fine Arts at Yale University 8, no. 2 (February 1938): 43, ill.

John Marshall Phillips, American Silver (New York: Chanticleer Press, 1949), 67, pl. 3, ill.

Peter J. Bohan, American Gold, 1700–1860, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1963), 12, 30, no. 28, ill.

Peter J. Bohan, “Early American Gold,” Antiques 88 (December 1965): 813, 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. 55, no. 600, ill.

Martha Gandy Fales, Early American Silver for the Cautious Collector (New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1970), 59, 135, fig. 55.

Handbook of the Collections, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 103, 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.