Beaker Maker: Robert Fairchild (1703–1794)




5 5/8 in. (14.3 cm)
other (Lip): 3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm)
base: 3 5/16 in. (8.4 cm)

Credit Line

Mabel Brady Garvan Collection

Accession Number



18th century


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Originally owned by Hannah Fowler (1696-1776); Congregational Church, Durham, T; Francis P. Garvan, New York, 1931; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.
  • 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
  • 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
  • E. Alfred Jones, The Old Silver of American Churches (Letchworth, England: National Society of Colonial Dames of America, 1913), 153
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Additional information

Object/Work type

beakers (drinking vessels)


"R•FAIRCHILD" in rectangle on bottom


"The Gift of Widow hanh./ Fowler to the Church of/ Christ in Durham/ 1773" engraved on side; "9 OZ 2 P 12 GR." scratched on bottom

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