Two-handled Covered Cup Maker: Jacob Hurd (American, 1702–1758)
Honorand: Commodore Edward Tyng, British, 1683–1755


American Decorative Arts

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




15 1/16 × 13 3/4 × 7 3/4 in., 96 oz., 5 dwt. (38.3 × 34.9 × 19.7 cm, 2984 gm)
foot: Diam. 6 1/4 in. (15.9 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.



Edward Tyng, Boston; his son, William Tyng, Falmouth; stolen during the Revolution; restored to Tyng's mother-in-law, Mrs. Ross; the Tyng family; Timothy Hilliard, possibly of Portland, Maine; his son, William Tyng Hilliard; his granddaughter, Miss Mabel Harlow; Francis P. Garvan, New York; gift in 1932 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

  • Susan B. Matheson, Art for Yale: A History of the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2001), 97, fig. 87.
  • Patricia E. Kane, Colonial Massachusetts Silversmiths and Jewelers (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1998), 595.
  • Handbook of the Collections, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 104, ill.
  • Harold Newman, An Illustrated Dictionary of Silverware (New York: Thames and Hudson, 1987), 338, ill.
  • Francis P. Garvan: Collector, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1980), 40, fig. 9.
  • Gerald W. R. Ward, Patricia E. Kane, and Helen A. Cooper, Francis P. Garvan, Collector, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1980), 40–42, fig. 9.
  • 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), 35, 42, 93–94, 98, 146, no. 69, ill. frontispiece.
  • Charles F. Montgomery and Patricia E. Kane, eds., American Art: 1750–1800 Towards Independence, exh. cat. (Boston: New York Graphic Society, 1976), 188–89, fig. 142.
  • Joan Pearson Watkins Revocable Trust et al., Paul Revere's Boston, 1735–1818 (Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1975), 34–35, fig. 32.
  • Hollis French, Jacob Hurd and His Sons, Nathaniel and Benjamin, Silversmiths, 1702–1781 (New York: Da Capo Press, 1972), 39, no. 130, pl. 10, ill.
  • Graham Hood, American Silver: A History of Style, 1650–1900 (New York: Praeger, 1971), 98–99, fig. 88.
  • 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. 1, p. 134, no. 157, ill.
  • Kathryn C. Buhler, French, English, and American Silver, exh. cat. (Minneapolis: Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 1956), 75, no. 243, fig. 41.
  • John Marshall Phillips, "The Mabel Brady Garvan Collection of Silver at Yale University," Connoisseur Year Book (1953): 72–73, pl. 14, ill.
  • From Colony to Nation; an Exhibition of American Painting, Silver and Architecture from 1650 to the War of 1812, exh. cat. (Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, 1949), 96, no. 178, ill.
  • John Marshall Phillips, "Masterpieces in American Silver in Public Collections: Part II, 1700–1750," Antiques 55, no. 2 (February 1949): 118, ill.
  • John Marshall Phillips, American Silver (New York: Chanticleer Press, 1949), 72, pl. 2, ill.
  • George Munson Curtis and Florence Virginia Berger, American Church Silver of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries, exh. cat. (Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1911), 76, no. 643, pl. 21, ill.

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"HURD" in small rectangle, at lip and twice on bezel of cover; "Jacob Hurd" in two lines in cartouche on bottom

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