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American Decorative Arts
Maker: Cornelius Vander Burgh, American, 1653–1699

Spoon

1684

Silver

L. 6 3/8 in. (162 mm.)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1936.215
Geography: 
Made in New York, New York
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
American
Period: 
17th century
Classification: 
Flatware
Provenance: 

Pieter Abrahamszen Van Deursen (b. 1642), New York; his son, Abraham Van Deursen (1672-1759), New York; his daughter, Catherine (Van Deursen) Van Vleck (m. 1739); the Van Vleck family, New York; Francis P. Garvan, New York, to 1936; 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): 11–12, 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), 32, no. 317.

New York Silversmiths of the Seventeenth Century, exh. cat. (New York: Museum of the City of New York, 1962), no. 74.

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. 7, no. 552, ill.

Martha Gandy Fales, Early American Silver for the Cautious Collector (New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1970), 169, fig. 152.

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), 120, no. 115, ill.

Sarah D. Coffin, Cooper-Hewitt Museum, National Design Museum, and COPIA: American Center for Wine, Food, and the Arts, Feeding Desire: Design and the Tools of the Table 1500-2005 (New York: Cooper-Hewitt Museum, National Design Museum, 2006).

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.