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Maker: Samuel Parmelee, American, 1737–1803

Pendant with Chains

ca. 1756


1 5/16 × 1 1/4 in. (3.3 × 3.2 cm, 24 g)
other (chain): 10 7/8 in. (27.62 cm)
Gift of Miss Emily H. Chauncey
Made in Guilford, Connecticut
Made in New Haven County
On view
18th century

Miss Emily Chauncy; gift in 1946 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.


Philip Hammerslough, “A Master-Craftsman of Early Guilford,” Connecticut Historical Society Bulletin 9, no. 4 (October 1954): 126, ill.

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, pp. 248–49, no. 371, 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), 114, no. 108, ill.

Martha Gandy Fales, Jewelry in America, 1600–1900, 1st (Suffolk, England: Antique Collector’s Club Ltd., 1995), 59, fig. 34.

Peter J. Bohan and Philip Hammerslough, Early Connecticut Silver 1700–1840 (Middletown, Conn.: Wesleyan University Press, 2007), 62, pl. 38, 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.