Cup Maker: William Cowell, Sr. (American, 1682–1736)

Medium

Silver

Dimensions

4 1/4 in. (10.8 cm)
other (Lip): 3 3/4 in. (9.5 cm)
base: 3 3/16 in. (8.1 cm)

Credit Line

Mabel Brady Garvan Collection

Accession Number

1932.62

Culture
Period

18th century

Classification
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Provenance

Provenance

Possibly originally owned by Ebenezer and Experience Battles; Church of Christ, Hull, MA (dissolved in 1789); Methodist Episcopal Church, Hull, MA; Francis P. Garvan, New York; gift in 1932 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.
Bibliography
  • Patricia E. Kane, Colonial Massachusetts Silversmiths and Jewelers (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1998), 351
  • 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. 87, no. 93, ill
  • E. Alfred Jones, The Old Silver of American Churches (Letchworth, England: National Society of Colonial Dames of America, 1913), 218, pl. 73, ill
  • John Henry Buck, Old Plate, Its Makers and Marks, 2d ed. (New York: Gorham Manufacturing Company, 1903), 248–49
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Additional information

Object/Work type

cups

Marks

"WC", two pellets and star above, pellet below, in shield, (at lip to left of handle).

Inscriptions

"This Belongs to the Church/ of Crist in hull/ 1724" engraved on front; "EBE" on bottom

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