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American Decorative Arts
Maker: Zebulon Smith, 1786–1865

Armband

1810–20

Silver

5 1/16 × 3 1/2 × 3 5/16 in. (12.86 × 8.89 × 8.41 cm)
other (Circumference): 9 1/2 in. (24.13 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1934.360
Geography: 
Made in Bangor, Maine
Made in Ellsworth, Maine
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
American
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Jewelry
Provenance: 

Mrs. Russel Hastings (Katherine Hastings), New York; Richard Woods, New York (1927); Francis P. Garvan, New York, to 1934; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

The New England Silversmith, exh. cat. (Procidence, R.I.: Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, 1965), no. 15.

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. 303–4, no. 512, ill.

Barbara M. Ward and Gerald W. R. Ward, eds., Silver in American Life: Selections from the Mabel Brady Garvan and Other Collections at Yale University, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1979), 96, no. 72, ill.

Handbook of the Collections, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 110, ill.

Martha Gandy Fales, Jewelry in America, 1600–1900, 1st (Suffolk, England: Antique Collector’s Club Ltd., 1995), 140, fig. 88.

Erin E. Eisenbarth, Baubles, Bangles, and Beads American Jewelry from Yale University, 1700-2005 (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2005), checklist, no. 87.

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), 52, no. 21, ill.

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.