American Decorative Arts
Maker: George Hanners, Sr., American, 1696–1740


ca. 1720


4 1/16 in. (10.3 cm)
other (Lip): 3 11/16 in. (9.4 cm)
base: 3 3/16 in. (8.1 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
Made in Boston, Massachusetts
18th century
Containers - Metals

Originally owned by Thomas Colyer; Church of Christ (dissolve in 1789); Methodist Episcopal Church, Hull, MA; Francis P. Garvan, New York; gift in 1932 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.


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. 106, no. 121.

Patricia E. Kane, Colonial Massachusetts Silversmiths and Jewelers (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1998), 530.

John Henry Buck, Old Plate, Its Makers and Marks, 2d ed. (New York: Gorham Manufacturing Company, 1903), 248.

E. Alfred Jones, The Old Silver of American Churches (Letchworth, England: National Society of Colonial Dames of America, 1913), 218, pl. 73, 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), 63, no. 551.

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.