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American Decorative Arts
Maker: Paul Revere, American, 1735–1818

Creampot

ca. 1782–85

Silver

4 15/16 in. (12.5 cm) other (Foot): 2 5/16 in.(5.9 cm)
Gift of Susan Morse Hilles
1959.17.3
Geography: 
Made in Boston, Massachusetts
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Containers - Metals
Provenance: 

William Inglis Morse (1874–1952), Cambridge and Lynn, Massachusetts; by descent to his daughter, Mrs. Frederick Whiley Hilles (née Susan Morse, 1905–2002), New Haven, Connecticut and Boston; gift in 1959 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut

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, pp. 187–88, 190, no. 243, ill.

Judith Bernstein et al., The Eye of the Beholder: Fakes, Replicas, and Alterations in American Art, ed. Gerald W. R. Ward, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1977), 68–69, fig. 90.

Patricia E. Kane, Colonial Massachusetts Silversmiths and Jewelers (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1998), 813.

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.