American Decorative Arts
Maker: Jacob Hurd, American, 1702–1758


ca. 1749

Silver, wood

4 1/8 × 2 1/2 in. (10.48 × 6.35 cm)
other (silver portion): 1 × 7/8 × 15/16 in. (2.54 × 2.22 × 2.38 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
Made in Boston, Massachusetts
Not on view
18th century
Tools and Equipment

Originally owned by Lieutenant-Governor Spencer Bennett Phips (1685-1757); to his daughter Sarah Phips Bordman (1712-1793); to her son Andrew Bordman IV (1745-1817); to his wife Abigail Richardson Bordman (born 1770); to her grandnephew George Richardson Harlow (1899-1951). Purchased by Francis P. Garvan (1875-1937), New York, New York; gift in 1939 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.


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, pp. 131–32, no. 153, ill.

Patricia E. Kane, Colonial Massachusetts Silversmiths and Jewelers (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1998), 602.

Hollis French, Jacob Hurd and His Sons, Nathaniel and Benjamin, Silversmiths, 1702–1781 (New York: Da Capo Press, 1972), 42, no. 183, ill.

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), 58, no. 124.

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.