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American Decorative Arts
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Maker: Edmund Milne, American, 1724–1822

Clasp

ca. 1764

Gold

11/16 × 1 1/16 × 3/16 in. (1.75 × 2.7 × 0.48 cm)
John Marshall Phillips Collection
1955.5.21
Geography: 
Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Jewelry
Provenance: 

Anna Maria Brix (Mrs. Maurice Brix, 1883-1946), Philadelphia, by 1941; sold to John Marshall Phillips (1905-1953), New Haven, Conn., 1941; sold to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 1955

Bibliography: 

Peter J. Bohan, American Gold, 1700–1860, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1963), 35, no. 52.

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. 200, no. 864.

Philadelphia: Three Centuries of American Art (Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1976), 84, fig. 6.

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.