Two-handled Covered Cup Maker: Peter Feurt (American, 1702–1737)

ca. 1730

American Decorative Arts

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



8 15/16 × 8 15/16 in. (22.7 × 22.7 cm)
other (Lip): 5 1/8 in. (13 cm)
base: 4 1/16 in. (10.3 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.



Possibly Henry Hope, Boston, MA; Edward Mills, Boston, MA; Mrs. Grizzel Apthorp, possibly of Boston, MA; her great-granddaughter, Sarah Apthorp Morton, Cambridge, MA; her daughter, Griselda E. Cunningham; her daughter, Mary Griselda Clinch; a descendant, Miss Una Gray; Francis P. Garvan, New York; gift in 1932 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.
  • Tessa Murdoch, ed., Beyond the Border Huguenot Goldsmiths in Northern Europe and North America (Eastbourne, England and Portland, Ore.: Sussex Academic Press, 2008), pp. 73–74, pl. 41 ill., ill.
  • Patricia E. Kane, Colonial Massachusetts Silversmiths and Jewelers (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1998), 479.
  • 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, pp. 118–19, no. 136, ill.
  • An Introduction to Silver: Catalogue of an Exhibition on View Oct. 31, 1953–May 9, 1954, exh. cat. (Newark, N.J.: Newark Museum, 1953), n.p., no. 96.
  • An Exhibition of Early American Silver, January 1st to 28th, 1945, in the Morgan Memorial of the Wadsworth Atheneum, exh. cat. (Hartford, Conn.: Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 1945), 12, no. 59.
  • John Marshall Phillips, "Shining Examples of Craftsmanship," Antiques 36, no. 5 (November 1939): 240–41, fig. 6.
  • John Marshall Phillips, Masterpieces of New England Silver, 1650–1800: An Exhibition Held June 18 through September 10, 1939, Gallery of Fine Arts, Yale University (Boston: Harvard University Press, 1939), 47–48, no. 97.
  • Harvard Tercentenary Exhibition, exh. cat. (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University, 1936), 33, no. 120.
  • Francis H. Bigelow, Historic Silver of the Colonies and Its Makers (New York: MacMillan Company, 1917), 195–96, fig. 118.
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"P•F" crowned, lozenge below, in shield on bottom


Mills of Harscombe arms and crest in acanthus and scroll cartouche engraved on one side, "NEMO SINE CRIMINE VIVIT" engraved in ribbon below, "Ex dono Henricus Hope Armiger" below that, and "The gift of Mrs. G. Apthorp to her Great Grand Daughter/ Sarah Apthorp Morton" added later above midband; Hope of Hopetoun arms quartering unidentified arms (Gules a tower triple towered between three battle axes) with unidentified crest (a broken globe above a rainbow), "AT SPES IN FRACTA" in ribbon above, "DUM SPIRO SPERO" in ribbon below, "Given by Sarah Apthorp Morton, to her Daughter/ Griselda E. Cunningham, June 2d. 1831/ and given by her to her Daughter/ Mary Griselda Clinch, April 2d. 1872." added later above midband, on other side; "39 oz 15 dwt" scratched (later?) on bottom

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