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Maker: William Rouse, American, 1639–1705
Honorand: John Marshall Phillips, American, 1905–1953

Patch Box

ca. 1695

Silver

11/16 x 1 15/16 in. (1.7 x 4.9 cm)
John Marshall Phillips Collection, Gift of his nephews Donald and Marshall Phillips
1955.10.2a-b
Culture: 
American
Period: 
17th century
Classification: 
Containers - Metals
Geography: 
Made in Boston, Massachusetts
Status: 
On view
Provenance: 

Lydia Turell Foster; Mrs. Archibald M. Howe, North Andover, Mass.; Donald and Marshall Phillips, to 1955; Yale Uuniversity Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 1955

Bibliography: 

American Silver, the Work of Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Silversmiths, exh. cat. (Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1906), 89, no. 302.

Helen Comstock, “The John Marshall Phillips Collection,” Antiques 68 (December 1955): 556, ill.

Kathryn C. Buhler, Colonial Silversmiths, Masters and Apprentices, exh. cat. (Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1956), 68, no. 125, fig. 14.

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. 11, no. 6, ill.

Martha Gandy Fales, Early American Silver for the Cautious Collector (New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1970), 8, fig. 5.

Graham Hood, American Silver: A History of Style, 1650–1900 (New York: Praeger, 1971), 48–49, fig. 35.

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), 133, no. 139, ill.

Patricia E. Kane, Colonial Massachusetts Silversmiths and Jewelers (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1998), 866.

Jeannine Falino and Gerald W. R. Ward, eds., New England Silver and Silversmithing 1620-1815 (Boston: Colonial Society of Massachusetts, Boston, 2001), 52–54, fig. 7.

Edward S. Cooke, Jr., Inventing Boston: Design, Production, and Consumption (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2019), 29–30, fig. 21.

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.