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American Decorative Arts
Maker: Simeon Soumaine, American, born England, ca. 1660 or ca. 1685–1750

Caster

ca. 1735

Silver

7 3/8 in. (18.7 cm) other (Lip): 1 3/4 in.(4.4 cm) base (Base): 2 1/4 in.(5.7 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1950.788
Geography: 
Made in New York, New York
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Containers - Metals
Provenance: 

Maurice Brix, Philadelphia, Pa.

Bibliography: 

John Marshall Phillips, American Silver (New York: Chanticleer Press, 1949), 68, pl. 17a, ill.

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. 2, p. 58, no. 604, ill.

Graham Hood, American Silver: A History of Style, 1650–1900 (New York: Praeger, 1971), 101–3, fig. 92.

Barbara M. Ward and Gerald W. R. Ward, eds., Silver in American Life: Selections from the Mabel Brady Garvan and Other Collections at Yale University, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1979), 148–49, 155, no. 156, ill.

Handbook of the Collections, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 104, ill.

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.