American Decorative Arts
Maker: Christian Wiltberger, 1766–1851

Communion Service

ca. 1815–30

Silver

12 in. (30.5 cm)
other (Lip): 5 1/8 in. (13 cm)
base: 6 1/8 in. (15.6 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1932.57a-f
Geography: 
Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Culture: 
American
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Containers - Metals
Provenance: 

St. John's Church, Philadelphia, Pa. (?); Stephen K. Nagy, Philadelphia, Pa. (?); Francis P. Garvan, New York, N.Y. (1932).

Bibliography: 

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. 207, no. 874, ill.

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), 36, 92, no. 68, ill.

American Church Silver, exh. cat. (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.: Cranbrook Art Museum, 1952), no. 40.

An Introduction to Silver: Catalogue of an Exhibition on View Oct. 31, 1953–May 9, 1954, exh. cat. (Newark, N.J.: Newark Museum, 1953), no. 114.

Philadelphia Silver, 1682–1800: Exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, April 14–May 27, 1956, exh. cat. (Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1956), no. 578–79, 583–86.

Kathryn C. Buhler, French, English, and American Silver, exh. cat. (Minneapolis: Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 1956), 79, no. 303.

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.