American Decorative Arts
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 (Base): 1 1/2 in.(3.8 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1947.223
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Containers - Metals
Geography: 
Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Status: 
On view
Provenance: 

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

Bibliography: 

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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