American Decorative Arts
Maker: John Wolfe Forbes, American, 1781–1864
Honorand: Oliver M. Lownds, died 1844

Pitcher

1827

Silver

11 5/8 in., 853 g (29.53 cm) base (diam.): 4 1/2 in. (11.43 cm)
Gift of Carl R. Kossack, B.S. 1931, M.A. 1933
1995.23.79
Culture: 
American
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Containers - Metals
Geography: 
Made in New York, New York
Status: 
On view
Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions, January 1994–December 1995,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (1995–96): 136–37, ill.

Patricia E. Kane, “A Silver Presentation Pitcher by John Wolfe Forbes,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2001): 22–26, 29, fig. 1–2, 6, 9.

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), 127, no. 68, ill.

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