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American Decorative Arts
Maker: Joseph Richardson, Jr., American, 1752–1831
Maker: Nathaniel Richardson, American, 1754–1827

Coffeepot

1777–90

Silver

11 7/8 × 8 1/4 in. (30.2 × 21 cm)
other (Lip): 3 1/16 in. (7.8 cm)
base: 4 3/8 in. (11.1 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1930.1269
Geography: 
Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Containers - Metals
Provenance: 

Luke V. Lockwood, Greenwich, Ct.; Francis P. Garvan, New York, N.Y. (1929).

Bibliography: 

Exhibition of Early American Paintings, Miniatures, and Silver, assembled by Washington Loan Exhibition Committee, exh. cat. (Washington, D.C.: National Gallery of Art, 1925), 97, no. 208.

Stephen G. C. Ensko, American Silversmiths and Their Marks, 1 (New York: Ensko, Inc., 1948), pl. 7, ill.

Philadelphia Silver, 1682–1800: Exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, April 14–May 27, 1956, exh. cat. (Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1956), no. 428.

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. 2, p. 214, no. 884, ill.

Graham Hood, American Silver: A History of Style, 1650–1900 (New York: Praeger, 1971), 130–32, fig. 131.

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), 68–69, no. 31, ill.

Harold Newman, An Illustrated Dictionary of Silverware (New York: Thames and Hudson, 1987), 81, ill.

Handbook of the Collections, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 108, 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.