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American Decorative Arts
Maker: Edward Winslow, American, 1669–1753

Chocolate Pot

ca. 1700–1710

Silver

9 9/16 in. (24.3 cm)
other (Lip): 3 1/8 in. (7.9 cm)
base: 4 1/16 in. (10.3 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1944.71
Geography: 
Made in Boston, Massachusetts
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Containers - Metals
Provenance: 

Joel Koopman, Boston, MA; A. H. Sargent, Brookline, MA; his daughter, Miss E. A. Sargent, Brookline, MA; Miss A. Howell, Swansea, MA; gift in 1944 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

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), 82–83, no. 193, fig. 17.

Stephen G. C. Ensko, American Silversmiths and Their Marks, 3 (New York: Ensko, Inc., 1948), 71, ill.

John Marshall Phillips, American Silver (New York: Chanticleer Press, 1949), 57–58, pl. 15, ill.

From Colony to Nation; an Exhibition of American Painting, Silver and Architecture from 1650 to the War of 1812, exh. cat. (Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, 1949), 106, no. 209, ill.

Kathryn C. Buhler, Colonial Silversmiths, Masters and Apprentices, exh. cat. (Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1956), 106, no. 219, ill.

John Marshall Phillips, Early American Silver Selected from the Mabel Garvan Collection, Yale University (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1960), no. 13.

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. 36, no. 49, ill.

Barbara M. Ward and Gerald W. R. Ward, eds., Silver in American Life: Selections from the Mabel Brady Garvan and Other Collections at Yale University, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1979), 41, 142–43, no. 149, ill.

Harold Newman, An Illustrated Dictionary of Silverware (New York: Thames and Hudson, 1987), 73, ill.

Patricia E. Kane, Colonial Massachusetts Silversmiths and Jewelers (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1998), 977.

Jeannine Falino and Gerald W. R. Ward, eds., New England Silver and Silversmithing 1620-1815 (Boston: Colonial Society of Massachusetts, Boston, 2001), 69–71, fig. 9.

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.