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Photo credit: Yale University Art Gallery
Maker: William Cowell, Jr., w. c. 1713 - 1761

Small Sword

1740–50

Silver

other (Handle): 6 in.(15.2 cm) other (Blade): 30 1/4 in.(76.8 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1930.1343
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Arms and Armor
Geography: 
Made in Boston, Massachusetts
Status: 
On view*
Provenance: 

A. C. Walling, Boston; Francis P. Garvan, New York (1925); gift in 1930 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. 1, pp. 148–49, no. 179.

Patricia E. Kane, Colonial Massachusetts Silversmiths and Jewelers (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1998), 347.

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.