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Maker: Silas Merriman, 1734–1805

Six Tablespoons

ca. 1780–90

Silver

3 3/8 in. (8.6 cm)
Gift of Miss Mary B. Smith
1942.10a-f
Geography: 
Made in New Haven, Connecticut
Made in Cheshire, Connecticut
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Flatware
Provenance: 

Mary Byers Smith (1885–1983), Andover, Mass., and later Boston; gift 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. 2, p. 247, no. 366.

Patricia E. Kane, Colonial Massachusetts Silversmiths and Jewelers (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1998), 695.

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.