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American Decorative Arts
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Maker: Marcus Merriman, American, 1762–1850

Beaker

1814

Silver

4 3/4 in. (12.1 cm)
other (Lip): 3 7/16 in. (8.7 cm)
base: 3 in. (7.6 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1930.1427
Geography: 
Made in New Haven, Connecticut, North America
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
American
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Containers - Metals
Provenance: 

Originally owned by Mary Noyes, North Branford, Conn.; Congregational Church, North Branford, Conn.; Francis P. Garvan, New York, to 1930; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

E. Alfred Jones, The Old Silver of American Churches (Letchworth, England: National Society of Colonial Dames of America, 1913), 354–55.

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. 263, no. 436.

Peter J. Bohan and Philip Hammerslough, Early Connecticut Silver 1700–1840 (Middletown, Conn.: Wesleyan University Press, 2007), 185, pl. 156, 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.