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Maker: Cornelius Vander Burgh, American, 1653–1699

Beaker

1685

Silver

8 in. (20.3 cm) other (Lip): 4 13/16 in.(12.2 cm) base (Base): 3 1/2 in.(8.9 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1932.100
Culture: 
American
Period: 
17th century
Classification: 
Containers - Metal
Geography: 
Made in New York, New York
Status: 
On view
Provenance: 

Originally owned by Robbert Sandersen (1641- ca. 1691), Schenectady County, NY; The Sanders family, Scotia, NY; Francis P. Garvan, New York (1930); gift in 1932 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

A. W. McNeil, “A Pedigreed American Silver Beaker,” Antiques 15, no. 5 (May 1929): 388–90.

Clara Louise Avery, Early American Silver (New York: The Century Co., 1930), 134–35, 161.

Clara Louise Avery, An Exhibition of Early New York Silver, exh. cat. (New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1931), fig. 76.

Katherine B. Hastings, “The Sanders-Garvan Beaker by Cornelis VanderBurch,” Antiques 27, no. 2 (February 1935): 52–55, fig. 1.

V. Isabelle Miller, Silver by New York Makers, Late 17th Century to 1900, exh. cat. (New York: Museum of the City of New York, 1937), 32, no. 316, ill.

John Marshall Phillips, “Outstanding Examples from the Mabel Brady Garvan Collections,” Bulletin of the Associates in Fine Arts at Yale University 8, no. 2 (February 1938): 40, ill.

John Marshall Phillips, “Masterpieces in American Silver; Part I, Seventeenth-Century Traditions,” Antiques vol. 54, no. 6 (December 1948): 412, ill.

John Marshall Phillips, “The Mabel Brady Garvan Collection of Silver at Yale University,” Connoisseur Year Book (1953): 69, pl. 6, ill.

Kathryn C. Buhler, Colonial Silversmiths, Masters and Apprentices, exh. cat. (Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1956), 86, no. 253.

Kathryn C. Buhler, French, English, and American Silver, exh. cat. (Minneapolis: Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 1956), 78, no. 293, fig. 33.

John Marshall Phillips, Early American Silver Selected from the Mabel Garvan Collection, Yale University (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1960), no. 7, ill.

Masterpieces of American Silver: The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, January 15–February 14, 1960, exh. cat. (Richmond, Va.: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 1960), 80–81, no. 217, ill.

New York Silversmiths of the Seventeenth Century, exh. cat. (New York: Museum of the City of New York, 1962), no. 73, pl. 5.

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. 9, no. 553, ill.

Martha Gandy Fales, Early American Silver for the Cautious Collector (New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1970), 9, fig. 7.

Graham Hood, American Silver: A History of Style, 1650–1900 (New York: Praeger, 1971), 29, 31, fig. 9.

Harold Newman, An Illustrated Dictionary of Silverware (New York: Thames and Hudson, 1987), 35, ill.

Handbook of the Collections, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 99, ill.

Susan B. Matheson, Art for Yale: A History of the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2001), 98–99, fig. 89.

Helen A. Cooper et al., Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: American Art from the Yale University Art Gallery, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2008), 42–43, no. 11, 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.