American Decorative Arts
Maker: Joseph and Nathaniel Richardson, American, 1777–1790

Fish slice

1777–90

Silver

3 3/8 x 12 11/16 in. (8.6 x 32.2 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1930.1283
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Flatware
Geography: 
Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Status: 
On view
Provenance: 

Luke V. Lockwood, Greenwich, Conn.; 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), 96, no. 207.

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. 433.

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. 210, no. 880, ill.

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), 111, no. 102, 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.