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American Decorative Arts
Maker, possibly by: George Alexander, American, died 1801
Maker, possibly by: Ephraim Brasher, 1744–1810
Maker, formerly attributed to: George Aiken, American, 1765–1832
Maker, formerly attributed to: E. Brown, w. c. 1807 - 1808

Bread basket



11 1/2 × 10 5/8 × 14 7/8 in. (29.2 × 27 × 37.8 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
Made in Baltimore, Maryland
On view
19th century
Containers - Metals

Francis P. Garvan, New York, N.Y.


An Introduction to Silver: Catalogue of an Exhibition on View Oct. 31, 1953–May 9, 1954, exh. cat. (Newark, N.J.: Newark Museum, 1953), no. 176.

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. 249, no. 966.

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), 166, no. 174, ill.

Handbook of the Collections, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 109, 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.