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Maker: Jacob Hurd, American, 1702–1758

Teapot

ca. 1740

Silver

5 1/8 × 3 1/8 in. (13 × 7.9 cm)
base: 3 1/8 in. (7.9 cm)
8 7/8 in. (22.54 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1930.1350
Geography: 
Made in Boston, Massachusetts
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Containers - Metals
Provenance: 

Pepperell family, Kittery, Maine; Francis H. Bigelow (1859 - 1933), Cambridge, Mass.; R.T. Haines Halsey (1865–1942), New York, NY, before 1906–29; purchased by Francis P. Garvan (1875–1937), New York, NY, 1929–30; gift to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 1930

Bibliography: 

American Silver, the Work of Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Silversmiths, exh. cat. (Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1906), 67, no. 150, pls. 8, 18, ill.

Henry W. Kent and Florence N. Levy, The Hudson-Fulton Celebration: Catalogue of an Exhibition Held in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2, exh. cat. (New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1909), 2,111, no. 378.

R. T. Haines Halsey and Elizabeth Tower, The Homes of Our Ancestors as Shown in the American Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, Page and Company, 1935), 94, fig. 75.

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), 60–61, no. 132.

John Marshall Phillips, American Silver (New York: Chanticleer Press, 1949), 76–77, pl. 19, ill.

John Marshall Phillips, “Masterpieces in American Silver in Public Collections: Part II, 1700–1750,” Antiques 55, no. 2 (February 1949): 119, 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. 121–22, no. 140, ill.

Martha Gandy Fales, Early American Silver for the Cautious Collector (New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1970), 85, fig. 81.

Graham Hood, American Silver: A History of Style, 1650–1900 (New York: Praeger, 1971), 105, 108–9, fig. 97.

Hollis French, Jacob Hurd and His Sons, Nathaniel and Benjamin, Silversmiths, 1702–1781 (New York: Da Capo Press, 1972), 47, no. 267, ill.

Charles F. Montgomery and Patricia E. Kane, eds., American Art: 1750–1800 Towards Independence, exh. cat. (Boston: New York Graphic Society, 1976), 187, fig. 140.

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), 41, 146, no. 153, ill.

Handbook of the Collections, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 104, ill.

Patricia E. Kane, Colonial Massachusetts Silversmiths and Jewelers (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1998), 610.

Jeannine Falino and Gerald W. R. Ward, eds., New England Silver and Silversmithing 1620-1815 (Boston: Colonial Society of Massachusetts, Boston, 2001), 218–219, fig. 4.

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.