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

Cream Pail

ca. 1750


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
Made in Boston, Massachusetts
Not on view
18th century
Containers - Metals

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


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.

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