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American Decorative Arts
Maker: John Heath, w. c. 1761 - 1763

Punch bowl

1761–63

Silver

4 1/4 in. (10.8 cm) other (Lip): 10 1/8 in.(25.7 cm) base (Base): 5 1/4 in.(13.3 cm)
Anonymous gift for the John Marshall Phillips Collection
1953.10.3
Geography: 
Made in New York, New York
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Containers - Metals
Provenance: 

The Van Cortlandt family; Miss Anne S. Van Cortlandt; Mrs. William V. Mason, Croton-on-Hudson, NY; Walter M. Jeffords, Glen Riddle, Pa. (1952).

Bibliography: 

Clara Louise Avery, Early American Silver (New York: The Century Co., 1930), 152, pl. 48, ill.

John Marshall Phillips, American Silver (New York: Chanticleer Press, 1949), 97–98.

John Marshall Phillips, “Autobiography,” Bulletin of the Associates in Fine Arts at Yale University 21, no. 1 (October 1953): n.p., ill.

Helen Comstock, “The John Marshall Phillips Collection,” Antiques 68 (December 1955).

Kathryn C. Buhler, Colonial Silversmiths, Masters and Apprentices, exh. cat. (Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1956), 77, no. 190, fig. 102, 103.

Kathryn C. Buhler, French, English, and American Silver, exh. cat. (Minneapolis: Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 1956), 74, no. 228.

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. 138, no. 724, ill.

Martha Gandy Fales, Early American Silver for the Cautious Collector (New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1970), 100, fig. 97.

Graham Hood, American Silver: A History of Style, 1650–1900 (New York: Praeger, 1971), 149–51, fig. 157.

Judith Bernstein et al., The Eye of the Beholder: Fakes, Replicas, and Alterations in American Art, ed. Gerald W. R. Ward, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1977), 48, fig. 53.

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), 75, no. 40, ill.

Handbook of the Collections, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 106, 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.