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Maker: Richard Humphreys, American, 1750–1832

Camp cup

1780

Silver

1 11/16 in. (4.3 cm)
other (Lip): 2 in. (5.1 cm)
base: 1 1/2 in. (3.8 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1947.223
Geography: 
Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Containers - Metals
Provenance: 

George Washington; Eleanor Parke Custis; Francis Parke Lewis butler; Kate Upshur Moorhead; J. Upshur Moorhead.

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. 210, no. 876, ill.

Kathryn C. Buhler, Mount Vernon Silver (Mount Vernon, Va.: Mount Vernon Ladies Association, 1957), 38, fig. 14.

An Exhibition of Silver: French, British, American, Modern, exh. cat. (Richmond, Va.: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 1940), no. 237.

Philadelphia Silver, 1682–1800: Exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, April 14–May 27, 1956, exh. cat. (Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1956), no. 151.

Kathryn C. Buhler, Colonial Silversmiths, Masters and Apprentices, exh. cat. (Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1956), 92, no. 292.

American Silver and Art Treasures: An Exhibition, exh. cat. (London: The English Speaking Union, 1960), 56, no. 170.

Harold Newman, An Illustrated Dictionary of Silverware (New York: Thames and Hudson, 1987), 60, ill.

Martha Gandy Fales, Early American Silver for the Cautious Collector (New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1970), 46, fig. 41.

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.