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American Decorative Arts
Maker: David Northee, 1709–1778

Trencher salt

ca. 1735


1 9/16 × 3 3/8 × 2 5/8 in. (4 × 8.57 × 6.67 cm)
other (Top): 2 1/2 × 1 13/16 in. (6.3 × 4.6 cm)
base: 3 3/8 in. (8.57 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
Made in Salem, Massachusetts
On view
18th century
Containers - Metals

Possibly originally owned by Cynthia Winslow; possibly Content Hood; Brooks Reed Gallery, Boston, MA; Hermann F. Clarke, Boston, MA; gift in 1948 to 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, pp. 144–45, no. 175, ill.

Patricia E. Kane, Colonial Massachusetts Silversmiths and Jewelers (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1998), 732.

John Stuart Gordon et al., A Modern World: American Design from the Yale University Art Gallery, 1920–1950 (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2011), 238, no. 161a.

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.