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American Decorative Arts
Maker: David Moseley, American, 1752–1818

Covered pitcher

ca. 1810


10 1/16 in. (25.6 cm)
other (Lip): 4 7/16 in. (11.3 cm)
base: 4 5/16 in. (11 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
Made in Boston, Massachusetts, North America
Not on view
19th century
Containers - Metals

Francis P. Garvan, New York, to 1930; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.


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), 65, no. 144.

John Marshall Phillips, “Shining Examples of Craftsmanship,” Antiques 36, no. 5 (November 1939): 240, fig. 1.

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. 217, no. 290, ill.

Harold Newman, An Illustrated Dictionary of Silverware (New York: Thames and Hudson, 1987), 317, ill.

Patricia E. Kane, Colonial Massachusetts Silversmiths and Jewelers (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1998), 710.

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.