Caster Set and Frame Maker: William Gale and Son (American, active 1850–58; 1862–67)

1862

American Decorative Arts

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

Sterling silver with blown and cut lead glass

Dimensions

14 1/4 in. (36.2 cm)
base: 5 5/8 in. (14.3 cm)
other (Stand): 7 1/2 in. (19.1 cm)

Credit Line

Gift of Frederick C. Kossack

Accession Number

1986.102.111

Culture
Period

19th century

Classification
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Provenance

Provenance

Mr. Kossack purchased this caster from John Esposito, 935 State Street, New Haven, Conn.
Bibliography
  • John Stuart Gordon, American Glass: The Collections at Yale (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2018), 164–65, 180, no. 85
  • "Acquisitions 1985–1987," Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin 40, no. 2 (Spring 1988), 87
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Marks

"W. GALE & SON" [Roman capitals; period] incuse and chattered; "G" / "&" / "S" [Roman capitals] incuse and sideways in incuse rectangle with one rounded end / incuse circle / "1/86/2" in incuse and sideways in diamond / "925 STERLING" [Roman capitals] incuse/ "NEW-YORK" [Roman capitals; hyphen] incuse on underside of base on opposite sides

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