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American Decorative Arts
Maker: Paul Revere, American, 1735–1818

Pitcher

ca. 1805

Silver

6 5/16 in. (16 cm)
other (Lip): 4 3/8 in. (11.1 cm)
base: 4 1/4 in. (10.8 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1930.1223
Geography: 
Made in Boston, Massachusetts
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
American
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Containers - Metals
Provenance: 

Probably originally owned by John and Lucy Howard; Frederick H. Nazro; Francis H. Bigelow, Cambridge, Mass.; Francis P. Garvan, New York, to 1930; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

American Silver, the Work of Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Silversmiths, exh. cat. (Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1906), 83, no. 245, pls. 26. 27, ill.

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), 70, no. 155.

John Marshall Phillips, American Silver (New York: Chanticleer Press, 1949), 115, pl. 27, ill.

From Colony to Nation; an Exhibition of American Painting, Silver and Architecture from 1650 to the War of 1812, exh. cat. (Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, 1949), 100, no. 198, ill.

John Marshall Phillips, “Masterpieces in American Silver in Public Collections: Part IV, Rococo and Federal Periods,” Antiques 56 (July 1949): 45, ill.

Francis de N. Schroeder, “Makers of Tradition 8: The Goldsmith Who Lost a Horse,” Interiors (February 1950): 95, ill.

Kathryn C. Buhler, French, English, and American Silver, exh. cat. (Minneapolis: Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 1956), 77, no. 275.

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, pp. 201–2, no. 264, ill.

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), 78, no. 45, ill.

Harold Newman, An Illustrated Dictionary of Silverware (New York: Thames and Hudson, 1987), 338, ill.

Handbook of the Collections, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 108, ill.

Patricia E. Kane, Colonial Massachusetts Silversmiths and Jewelers (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1998), 819.

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.