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Maker: Silas Merriman, 1734–1805

Four Tablespoons

ca. 1782

Silver

8 3/4 in. (22.2 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1935.582a-d
Geography: 
Made in Hartford, Connecticut
or made in Charlestown, Massachusetts
or made in New York
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Flatware
Provenance: 

Rebecca Woolsey (1755-1813), New Haven, Conn. Francis P. Garvan, New York, to 1935; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Tercentenary Commission of the State of Connecticut, Early Connecticut Silver, 1700–1830, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1935), 27, no. 109.

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. 247, no. 365.

Patricia E. Kane, Colonial Massachusetts Silversmiths and Jewelers (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1998), 694.

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.