Hot Milk Jug Maker: Wood and Hughes (American, active 1840–99)
Honorand: George B. Cheever, D. D.


American Decorative Arts

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

Coin silver


9 1/4 × 5 5/16 × 4 in., 17 oz. (23.5 × 13.5 × 10.2 cm)

Credit Line

Marie-Antoinette Slade Fund and Gift of Mrs. Paul Moore, by exchange

Accession Number



19th 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.

  • Helen A. Cooper et al., Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: American Art from the Yale University Art Gallery, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2008), 149, no. 87, ill
  • "Acquisitions and Gifts 1993," Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (1994), 157, 159, ill
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Additional information

Object/Work type

milk jugs


"PRESENTED / TO / Geo. B. Cheever. D.D. / by / HIS COLORED FRIENDS. / As a small token of their high / regard for him as a faithful / Minister of the Gospel and / the fearless Advocate of Liberty / to the oppressed Slave. / New York. Jan. 1862" engraved on the front of the jug

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