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Makers mark
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Maker: Paul Revere, Sr., 1702–1754

Pair of sleeve buttons

ca. 1725–35

Gold

other (each disk): 7/16 in. (1.1 cm)
each button: 7/16 × 7/8 in. (1.111 × 2.223 cm, 16 g)
Gift of Susan Morse Hilles
1959.17.2a-b
Geography: 
Made in Boston, Massachusetts
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Jewelry
Provenance: 

Susan Morse Hilles (1905-2002); gift 1959 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Peter J. Bohan, American Gold, 1700–1860, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1963), 16, 37, no. 67, fig. 67.

Peter J. Bohan, “Early American Gold,” Antiques 88 (December 1965): 816, 818, fig. 13.

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. 117, no. 135.

Patricia E. Kane, Colonial Massachusetts Silversmiths and Jewelers (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1998), 851.

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.