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American Decorative Arts
Maker: John Coney, American, 1655–1722

Small Sword

ca. 1720–40

Silver

other (Handle): 6 1/2 in.(16.5 cm) other (Blade): 28 in.(71.1 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1930.1440
Geography: 
Made in Boston, Massachusetts, North America
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Arms and Armor
Provenance: 

Possibly originally owned by Samuel Barton (1688-1772) or his son (1738-1773); Francis P. Garvan, New York. Gift in 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. 1, p. 47, no. 39.

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.