American Decorative Arts
Maker: Samuel Casey, American, 1723–1773

Beaker

ca. 1760–70

Silver

3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm) other (Lip): 3 15/16 in.(10 cm) base (Base): 2 3/16 in.(5.6 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1931.317
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Containers - Metals
Geography: 
Made in Little Rest, Rhode Island
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Originally owned by Esther Helme; Mary Carpenter; her cousin, Bernon Helme; Herbert Lawton, Boston, MA; Francis P. Garvan, New York, to 1931; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Rhode Island Tercentenary Exhibition, exh. cat. (Providence: Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, 1936), no. 72.

John Marshall Phillips, Masterpieces of New England Silver, 1650–1800: An Exhibition Held June 18 through September 10, 1939, Gallery of Fine Arts, Yale University (Boston: Harvard University Press, 1939), 22, no. 20.

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), 88, 119, no. 144, 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, p. 293, no. 484, 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.