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American Decorative Arts
Maker: John McAllister
Maker, formerly attributed to: James McAllister, w. c. 1840 - 1860

Pair of spectacles

ca. 1800–1805

Silver

4 5/16 × 6 1/4 in. (10.95 × 15.88 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1930.1429
Geography: 
Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Culture: 
American
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Jewelry
Provenance: 

Francis P. Garvan (1875 -1937), New York; gift 1930 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

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. 231, no. 913.

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