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American Decorative Arts
Maker: Joseph Richardson, Sr., American, 1711–1784

Snuff Box

ca. 1750–70

Silver

9/16 × 2 5/16 × 3 1/16 in. (1.4 × 5.9 × 7.8 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1930.1281
Geography: 
Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Containers - Metals
Provenance: 

Willoughby Farr, Edgewater, New Jersey; purchased 1922 by Francis P. Garvan (1875 - 1937), New York, New York; gift 1930 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

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. 376.

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. 187, no. 837, ill.

Graham Hood, American Silver: A History of Style, 1650–1900 (New York: Praeger, 1971), 153, fig. 163.

Martha Gandy Fales, Joseph Richardson and Family, Philadelphia Silversmiths (Middletown, Conn.: Wesleyan University Press, 1974), 133–34, fig. 117.

Charles F. Montgomery and Patricia E. Kane, eds., American Art: 1750–1800 Towards Independence, exh. cat. (Boston: New York Graphic Society, 1976), 196, fig. 150.

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), 159, no. 166, 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.