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American Decorative Arts
Maker, formerly attributed to: Joseph Carpenter, American, 1747–1804
Maker, possibly by: Jacob Cuyler, American, 1741–1804
Maker, possibly by: John Cluett, Jr., American, active 1720–87

Stock buckle

1770–90

Silver, steel or iron

1 1/4 × 1 15/16 in. (3.18 × 4.92 cm, 17 g)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1930.1377
Geography: 
Made in Albany, New York
or possibly made in Norwich, Connecticut
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Jewelry
Provenance: 

Francis P. Garvan (1875-1937), New York; 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, p. 253, no. 387.

Peter J. Bohan and Philip Hammerslough, Early Connecticut Silver 1700–1840 (Middletown, Conn.: Wesleyan University Press, 2007), 129, pl. 106, ill.

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.