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Maker: Jeremiah Dummer, American, 1645–1718

Spoon

ca. 1700–1710

Silver

5 7/16 in. (13.8 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1946.305
Culture: 
American
Period: 
17th century
Classification: 
Flatware
Geography: 
Made in Boston, Massachusetts
Status: 
On view
Provenance: 

Lawrence Park; George C. Gebelein, Boston, MA; Paul M. Hamlen, Boston, MA; gift in 1946 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Exhibition of Old Silver Owned in Worcester County, exh. cat. (Worcester, Mass.: Worcester Art Museum, 1913), no. 32.

Hermann F. Clarke, “Jeremiah Dummer, Silversmith (1645–1718),” Antiques 28 (October 1935): no. 74.

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. 25, no. 17.

Patricia E. Kane, Colonial Massachusetts Silversmiths and Jewelers (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1998), 393.

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.