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American Decorative Arts
Maker: Robert Fairchild, 1703–1794

Beaker

ca. 1773

Silver

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
1931.325
Geography: 
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
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Containers - Metals
Provenance: 

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

Bibliography: 

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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.