American Decorative Arts
Maker: Jacob Hurd, American, 1702–1758

Two-Handled Cup

ca. 1747


4 3/4 x 6 7/8 in. (12.1 x 17.5 cm) other (Lip): 3 7/8 in.(9.8 cm) base (Base): 3 3/16 in.(8.1 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
18th century
Containers - Metal
Made in Boston, Massachusetts, North America
Not on view

Originally owned by Ichabod Allis; First Congregational Church, Hatfield, Mass.; Francis P. Garvan, New York, to 1930; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.


George Munson Curtis and Florence Virginia Berger, American Church Silver of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries, exh. cat. (Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1911), 72, no. 613, pl. 20, ill.

Tradition of American Silver, exh. cat. (Milwaukee, Wis.: Milwaukee Art Institute, 1953), no. 13.

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. 135, 137, no. 159, 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), 36, 90–91, no. 64, ill.

Patricia E. Kane, Colonial Massachusetts Silversmiths and Jewelers (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1998), 613.

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.