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American Decorative Arts
Maker: Thomas Dane, American, 1726–1759

Cream Pail

ca. 1750

Silver

2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm)
other (To lip): 1 5/8 in. (4.1 cm)
other (Lip): 2 in. (5.1 cm)
base: 1 5/8 in. (4.1 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1930.1373
Geography: 
Made in Boston, Massachusetts
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Containers - Metals
Provenance: 

Originally owned by either Deacon John Tudor (1709-1795), his son John Tudor (b. 1731), or his daughter Jane (1736-1791); Francis H. Bigelow, Cambridge, Mass.; 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

Bibliography: 

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, 98, no. 306, ill.

Kathryn C. Buhler, Massachusetts Silver in the Harrington Collection (Worcester, Mass.: Meriden-Stinehour Press, 1965), 74.

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. 160–61, no. 205, ill.

Patricia E. Kane, Colonial Massachusetts Silversmiths and Jewelers (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1998), 365.

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.