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American Decorative Arts
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Maker: Andrew Oliver, American, ca. 1725–1776

Gold ring

1740–80

Silver and gold mounting for beveled glass set over paper

1/16 × 13/16 in. (0.2 × 2.1 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1936.173
Geography: 
Made in Boston, Massachusetts
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Jewelry
Provenance: 

Thomas P. Taylor, Bridgeport, Conn.; Francis P. Garvan (1875-1937), New York, New York; gift in 1936 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. 160, no. 203.

Patricia E. Kane, Colonial Massachusetts Silversmiths and Jewelers (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1998), 741.

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.