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American Decorative Arts
Maker: Benjamin Sanderson, 1608–1693

Dram cup

ca. 1674


1 5/16 × 3 3/4 in. (3.3 × 9.5 cm)
other (bowl): 2 11/16 in. (6.8 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
Made in Boston, Massachusetts
On view
17th century
Containers - Metals

R.T. Haines Halsey (1865–1942), New York, NY, before 1909–29; purchased by Francis P. Garvan (1875–1937), New York, NY, 1929–30; gift to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 1930


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), 128, no. 469, ill.

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), 78, no. 181.

From Colony to Nation; an Exhibition of American Painting, Silver and Architecture from 1650 to the War of 1812, exh. cat. (Chicago: The Art Institute of Chicago, 1949), 102, no. 206.

Kathryn C. Buhler, Massachusetts Silver in the Harrington Collection (Worcester, Mass.: Meriden-Stinehour Press, 1965), 17–18, 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, p. 28, no. 21, ill.

Patricia E. Kane, Colonial Massachusetts Silversmiths and Jewelers (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1998), 878.

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.