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American Decorative Arts
Maker: John B. Jones, 1782–1854

Spoon

ca. 1830–40

Gold

6 13/16 in. (17.3 cm)
Gift of A. Elizabeth and Eleanor C. Chase
1949.140
Geography: 
Made in Boston, Massachusetts
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
American
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Flatware
Provenance: 

Elizabeth Smith Dorr (1783-1842), Roxbury, Mass.; by gift to her grandson [eldest son of her daughter Elizabeth Eliza Smith Dorr (1809-1844) and Cornelius Charles Fellows Davis (1807-1888)] Charles Davis (1829-1885), Roxbury, Mass., ca. 1830. By inheritance or gift to his sister Garafelia Davis Chase (1836-1912), Ware, Mass., by inheritance or gift to her son Reverend Arthur Chase (1867-1952), Ware, Mass., and New Haven, Conn.; by gift to his daughters Eleanor Carlton Chase (1901-1999) and Alice Elizabeth Chase (1906-1996), New Haven, Conn.; by gift to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 1949

Bibliography: 

Peter J. Bohan, American Gold, 1700–1860, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1963), 31, no. 31.

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. 222, no. 306, ill.

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.