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American Decorative Arts
Maker: Jeremiah Dummer, American, 1645–1718


ca. 1695


2 1/16 in. (5.2 cm)
other (bowl): 5 3/8 in. (13.7 cm)
other (Handle): 2 3/4 in. (7 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
Made in Boston, Massachusetts
On view
17th–18th century
Containers - Metals

R.T. Haines Halsey (1865–1942), New York, NY, before 1906–29; purchased by Francis P. Garvan (1875–1937), New York, NY, 1929–30; gift to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 1930


American Silver, the Work of Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Silversmiths, exh. cat. (Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1906), 55, no. 86, pls. 1, 17.

Henry W. Kent and Florence N. Levy, The Hudson-Fulton Celebration: Catalogue of an Exhibition Held in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2, exh. cat. (New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1909), vol. 2, p. 100, no. 317.

George Munson Curtis and Florence Virginia Berger, American Church Silver of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries, exh. cat. (Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1911), 43, no. 376.

Francis H. Bigelow, Historic Silver of the Colonies and Its Makers (New York: MacMillan Company, 1917), 307, fig. 208.

Clara Louise Avery, Early American Silver (New York: The Century Co., 1930), 67, pl. 10, ill.

John Marshall Phillips, “A Silver Drinking Bowl by Captain Jeremiah Dummer,” Bulletin of the Associates in Fine Arts at Yale University 4, no. 3 (October 1932): no. 59.

John Marshall Phillips, Masterpieces of New England Silver, 1650–1800: An Exhibition Held June 18 through September 10, 1939, Gallery of Fine Arts, Yale University (Boston: Harvard University Press, 1939), 40, no. 76.

Tradition of American Silver, exh. cat. (Milwaukee, Wis.: Milwaukee Art Institute, 1953), no. 2.

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. 24, no. 16, ill.

Graham Hood, American Silver: A History of Style, 1650–1900 (New York: Praeger, 1971), 44–45, fig. 26.

Patricia E. Kane, Colonial Massachusetts Silversmiths and Jewelers (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1998), 392.

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.