Clasp and Beads Maker: Peter Van Dyck (American, 1684–1751)

ca. 1720–1750

American Decorative Arts

On view, 1st floor, American Decorative Arts before 1900




9/16 × 26 in. (1.43 × 66.04 cm)
other (Clasp): 3/4 × 5/8 in. (1.91 × 1.59 cm)

Credit Line

Mabel Brady Garvan Collection

Accession Number



18th century


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 records is ongoing.



Maurice Brix, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Francis P. Garvan, New York, to 1932;Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

  • Natalie Zemon Davis, Marybeth De Filippis, and Joyce D. Goodfriend, Dutch New York Between East and West: The World of Margrieta van Varick, exh. cat. (New York: Bard Graduate Center, 2009), 310–11, no. 157, fig. 157a.
  • Erin E. Eisenbarth, Baubles, Bangles, and Beads: American Jewelry from Yale University, 1700–2005 (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2005), 6-7, checklist, fig. 2.
  • Martha Gandy Fales, Jewelry in America, 1600–1900, 1st (Suffolk, England: Antique Collector's Club Ltd., 1995), 58, fig. 31.
  • Handbook of the Collections, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 102, 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, pp. 52–53, no. 597, ill.
  • Peter J. Bohan, "Early American Gold," Antiques 88 (December 1965): 814–16, fig. 7.
  • Peter J. Bohan, American Gold, 1700–1860, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1963), 16, 32, no. 37, fig. 16.
  • John Marshall Phillips, American Silver (New York: Chanticleer Press, 1949), pl. 3, ill.
  • 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), 33, no. 329.
  • John Marshall Phillips, "Additions to the Garvan Collection of Silver," Bulletin of the Associates in Fine Arts at Yale University 8, no. 1 (June 1937): 16–17.
  • Katherine B. Hastings, "Peter Van Dyck of New York, Goldsmith, 1684-1750 part II," Antiques 31 (June 1937): 302, fig. 14.
  • Clara Louise Avery, An Exhibition of Early New York Silver, exh. cat. (New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1931), no. 82.

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Object/Work type

clasps (fasteners)


"P·V·D" [Roman] in oval on back of clasp.

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