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American Decorative Arts
Maker: Robert Fairchild, 1703–1794


ca. 1773


5 5/8 in. (14.3 cm)
other (Lip): 3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm)
base: 3 5/16 in. (8.4 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
Possibly made in New Haven, Connecticut
or possibly made in Stratford, Connecticut
or possibly made in Durham, Connecticut
or possibly made in Pawling, New York
18th century
Containers - Metals

Originally owned by Hannah Fowler (1696-1776); Congregational Church, Durham, T; Francis P. Garvan, New York, 1931; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.


E. Alfred Jones, The Old Silver of American Churches (Letchworth, England: National Society of Colonial Dames of America, 1913), 153.

The Early Plate in Connecticut Churches Prior to 1850, exh. cat. (Hartford, Conn.: Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 1919), n.p., no. 27.

Tercentenary Commission of the State of Connecticut, Early Connecticut Silver, 1700–1830, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1935), 19, no. 64.

Philip Hammerslough, Silver by Early Connecticut Makers, exh. cat. (Hartford, Conn.: Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 1954), 13, no. 38.

An Exhibition of Early Silver by New Haven Silversmiths, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: New Haven Museum and Historical Society, 1967), 26, 83, no. 53, 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. 239, no. 341, ill.

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