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Photo credit: Yale University Art Gallery
Maker: T. S. (1), w. c. 1790
Maker, possibly by: Thomas Shields, American, w. ca. 1765–1791

Button

1790–1810

Silver

other: 1 1/8 in. (2.9 cm, 6 g) 1 1/8 in. (2.86 cm, 6 g)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1930.4888
Culture: 
American
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Jewelry
Geography: 
Made in United States
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Francis P. Garvan (1875-1937), New York, 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. 274, no. 1043.

Erin E. Eisenbarth, Baubles, Bangles, and Beads American Jewelry from Yale University, 1700-2005 (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2005), checklist, no. 10.

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.