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Apothecary Jar

ca. 1700–1750

Tin-glazed earthenware

7 3/8 × 8 3/8 in. (18.7 × 21.3 cm)
4 3/4 in. (12.1 cm) Diameter of base
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
Manufactured in England
Not on view
18th century
Containers - Ceramics

Purportedly owned in Newport, R.I. by an unidentified doctor [note 1]. Probably James Eddy Mauran (1817–1888), Newport, R.I., by 1879 [note 2]; sold to Albert R. Crittenden (1843–1921), Middletown, Conn., on January 31, 1880 for Irving W. Lyon (1849–1896), Hartford, Conn.; bequeathed to Irving P. Lyon (1870–1944), Buffalo, N.Y., 1896; sold to Francis P. Garvan (1875–1937), New York, 1929; given to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 1931

Note 1: As recorded by Irving P. Lyon, "Mr. Mauran of Newport, R.I., found it in an old doctor's garret in Newport while looking for old papers" (Lyon card #35, departmental records, YUAG).
Note 2: Lyon only records "Mr. Mauran." There were three adult males with the surname Mauran living in Newport in the late nineteenth century. James Eddy Mauran was an antiquarian and bibliophile, thus the most likely candidate to be "looking for old papers" and in the orbit of Albert R. Crittenden.

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