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American Decorative Arts
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Photo credit: Yale University Art Gallery
Maker: Johannes Nys, American, 1671–1734

Clasp

ca. 1715–30

Gold

7/8 × 11/16 in. (2.22 × 1.7 cm, 9 g)
Gift of Walter M. Jeffords, B.A. 1905
1949.238
Geography: 
Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Jewelry
Provenance: 

Walter M. Jeffords (1882-1960), Glen Riddle, Pennsylvania; gift 1949 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Peter J. Bohan, American Gold, 1700–1860, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1963), 32, no. 39.

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. 178, no. 823, 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.