American Decorative Arts
Maker: Johannes Nys, 1671–1734

Porringer

ca. 1715

Silver

1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm) other (Handle): 2 9/16 in.(6.5 cm) other (bowl): 5 1/8 in.(13 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1930.1200
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Containers - Metals
Geography: 
Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Status: 
On view
Provenance: 

John Spencer Thompson, Philadelphia, Pa.; Francis P. Garvan, New York, N.Y.

Bibliography: 

Exhibition of Old American and English Silver, exh. cat. (Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1917), no. 354.

Stephen G. C. Ensko, American Silversmiths and Their Marks, 3 (New York: Ensko, Inc., 1948), 52, ill.

Kathryn C. Buhler, American Silver (Cleveland: World Publishing Co., 1950), 15, fig. 4.

An Introduction to Silver: Catalogue of an Exhibition on View Oct. 31, 1953–May 9, 1954, exh. cat. (Newark, N.J.: Newark Museum, 1953), no. 126.

Kathryn C. Buhler, Colonial Silversmiths, Masters and Apprentices, exh. cat. (Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1956), 93, no. 300.

Philadelphia Silver, 1682–1800: Exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, April 14–May 27, 1956, exh. cat. (Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1956), no. 298.

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. 177, no. 822, 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.