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Maker, formerly attributed to: Paul Revere, American, 1735–1818




3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm)
other (Lip): 9 5/16 in. (23.7 cm)
base: 4 1/4 in. (10.8 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
Made in Boston, Massachusetts
20th century
Containers - Metals

Genl. William Shepard, 1787; his daughter, Nancy Shepard Wetmore (m. 1800); her son, William Shepard Wetmore (b. 1801), St. Albans, Vt.; his brother-in-law, Samuel Wetmore, New York (ca. 1838); his stepson, William Boerum Wetmore, Allenhurst, N.J.; Francis P. Garvan, New York (1924); gift in 1930 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.


American Art Galleries, New York, American Art Galleries Sale, sale cat. (February 11, 1924), no. 451.

Exhibition of Early American Paintings, Miniatures, and Silver, assembled by Washington Loan Exhibition Committee, exh. cat. (Washington, D.C.: National Gallery of Art, 1925), 81, no. 124.

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), 68, no. 150.

John Marshall Phillips, “Shining Examples of Craftsmanship,” Antiques 36, no. 5 (November 1939): 240, ill.

Stephen G. C. Ensko, American Silversmiths and Their Marks, 1 (New York: Ensko, Inc., 1948), pl. 10, ill.

John Marshall Phillips, American Silver (New York: Chanticleer Press, 1949), 112, 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. 196, ill.

John Marshall Phillips, “Masterpieces in American Silver in Public Collections: Part IV, Rococo and Federal Periods,” Antiques 56 (July 1949): 43, ill.

E. P. Richardson, The French in America, 1520–1880, exh. cat. (Detroit: Detroit Institute of Arts, 1951), no. 374.

John Marshall Phillips, Early American Silver Selected from the Mabel Garvan Collection, Yale University (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1960), no. 26, ill.

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. 192–93, no. 249.

Judith Bernstein et al., The Eye of the Beholder: Fakes, Replicas, and Alterations in American Art, ed. Gerald W. R. Ward, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1977), 48, fig. 52.

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