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American Decorative Arts
Maker: Peter Van Inbrugh, American, 1689–1740

Porringer

ca. 1710–25

Silver

2 1/16 in. (5.2 cm) other (Handle): 2 1/2 in.(6.3 cm) other (bowl): 5 1/8 in.(13 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1931.142
Geography: 
Made in New York, New York, North America
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Containers - Metals
Provenance: 

Francis (1679-176) and Maria (Van Gaasbeck) Salisbury (?); their daughter, Elizabeth (Salisbury) Nicoll (1712-56); her son, Francis Nicoll (1739-1817); his daughter, Elizabeth (Nicoll) Sill (1764-1821); her son, William Nicoll Sill (1786-1844); his son, James Mather Sill (1828-1900); Sypher and Co. New York, NY; Miss Avery Atterbury Stimson; Willoughby Raff, Edgewater, NJ; Howard Sill, Baltimore, MD; Francis P. Garvan, New York, NY (1931).

Bibliography: 

Exhibition of Early American Paintings, Miniatures, and Silver, assembled by Washington Loan Exhibition Committee, exh. cat. (Washington, D.C.: National Gallery of Art, 1925), 101, no. 241.

Clara Louise Avery, An Exhibition of Early New York Silver, exh. cat. (New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1931), fig. 77.

R. Hastings, “The New York Silver Mark P.V.B.,” Antiques 24, no. 7 (July 1933): 6–8, fig. 6.

John Marshall Phillips, American Silver (New York: Chanticleer Press, 1949), 50.

From Colony to Nation; an Exhibition of American Painting, Silver and Architecture from 1650 to the War of 1812, exh. cat. (Chicago: The Art Institute of Chicago, 1949), 104–05, no. 216, ill.

Kathryn C. Buhler, Colonial Silversmiths, Masters and Apprentices, exh. cat. (Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1956), 88, no. 266.

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. 68, no. 616, 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), 139, no. 145, ill.

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