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American Decorative Arts
Maker: Joseph Richardson, Jr., American, 1752–1831
Maker: Nathaniel Richardson, American, 1754–1827

Teapot

1777–90

Silver

6 11/16 × 10 13/16 in. (17 × 27.5 cm)
base: 5 5/8 in. (14.3 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1932.52
Geography: 
Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Containers - Metals
Provenance: 

Francis P. Garvan, New York, N.Y.

Bibliography: 

Exhibition of Early American Paintings, Miniatures, and Silver, assembled by Washington Loan Exhibition Committee, exh. cat. (Washington, D.C.: National Gallery of Art, 1925), 19, no. 145.

From Colony to Nation; an Exhibition of American Painting, Silver and Architecture from 1650 to the War of 1812, exh. cat. (Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, 1949), 102, no. 204.

John Marshall Phillips, “Masterpieces in American Silver in Public Collections: Part IV, Rococo and Federal Periods,” Antiques 56 (July 1949): 41, ill.

Philadelphia Silver, 1682–1800: Exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, April 14–May 27, 1956, exh. cat. (Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1956), no. 452.

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. 2, p. 213, no. 883, ill.

Graham Hood, American Silver: A History of Style, 1650–1900 (New York: Praeger, 1971), 171, 173, fig. 185.

Harold Newman, An Illustrated Dictionary of Silverware (New York: Thames and Hudson, 1987), 114, 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.