American Decorative Arts
Maker, attributed to: John Burt, American, 1692–1745
Maker, formerly attributed to: James Boyer, American, ca. 1700–1740

Sleeve button

ca. 1720–35

Gold

other: 7/16 in. (1.1 cm) 7/16 in. (1.11 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1936.167
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Jewelry
Geography: 
Made in Boston, Massachusetts
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

George C. Gebelein, Jeweler and Silversmith, Boston; Francis P. Garvan (1875-1937), New York, New York; gift 1936 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

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): 17.

John Marshall Phillips, Masterpieces of New England Silver, 1650–1800: An Exhibition Held June 18 through September 10, 1939, Gallery of Fine Arts, Yale University (Boston: Harvard University Press, 1939), 88, no. 208.

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. 95, no. 108, ill.

Patricia E. Kane, Colonial Massachusetts Silversmiths and Jewelers (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1998), 254.

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.