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American Decorative Arts
Maker: David Northee, 1709–1778

Trencher salt

ca. 1735

Silver

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
1948.218
Geography: 
Made in Salem, Massachusetts
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Containers - Metals
Provenance: 

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.

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, 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.