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American Decorative Arts
Maker: John Coney, American, 1655–1722

Spoon

ca. 1690–1700

Silver

7 3/8 in. (18.7 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1936.420
Geography: 
Made in Boston, Massachusetts
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
American
Period: 
17th century
Classification: 
Flatware
Provenance: 

Mary Shrimpton (1667–1746), Boston. John and Elizabeth Hastings, Boylston, Massachusetts; Francis P. Garvan, New York; gift in 1936 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

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), 31, no. 49.

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, p. 31, no. 25, ill.

Graham Hood, American Silver: A History of Style, 1650–1900 (New York: Praeger, 1971), 45, fig. 28.

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), 122–24, no. 119, 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.