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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2020.194
People
Myer Myers, American (New York 1723 - 1795 New York)
Title
Soup Ladle
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
vessel
Date
c. 1772
Places
Creation Place: North America, United States, New York, New York
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/369966
Location
Level 2, Room 2340, European and American Art, 17th–19th century, The Silver Cabinet: Art and Ritual, 1600–1850
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Silver
Dimensions
37.5 cm (14 3/4 in.)
198 g
Inscriptions and Marks
  • maker's mark: reverse of handle, stamped: Myers [mark of Myer Myers]
  • maker's mark: reverse of handle, stamped: Myers [mark of Myer Myers]
  • monogram: handle, engraged: DR [monogram of Dorothea Remsen]
Provenance
Dorothea Remsen Brinckerhoff (1750-1834), New Jersey. [Sotheby's, New York, January 29, 1983, lot 130]. Private collection, Maryland, sold [through Sotheby's, New York, January 20-21, 2012, lot 96]. Daniel and Susan Pollack, gift; to Harvard Art Museums, 2020
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, The Pollack Collection, gift of Daniel A. Pollack AB ’60 and Susan F. Pollack AB ’64
Accession Year
2020
Object Number
2020.194
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Shell-shaped bowl with downturned handle.
Publication History

Important American Furniture and Related Decorative Arts, auct. cat., Sotheby's, New York (New York, January 27, 1983), lot 130, repr.

David Barquist, Myer Myers: Jewish Silversmith in Colonial New York, exh. cat., Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, CT, 2001), p. 184, n. 2

Jeanne Sloane, Early American Silver in the collection of Daniel A. Pollack, Privately Published (Boston [?], 2019), cat. no. 21, repr.

"Harvard Art Museums Receive Important Gift of American Silver", Artfixdaily Artwire ([e-journal], March 22, 2022), https://www.artfixdaily.com/artwire/release/6573-harvard-art-museums-receive-important-gift-of-american-silver, accessed March 24, 2022

Exhibition History

English and American Silver 1720-1910: The Enlightened Years, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, 11/03/2001 - 01/13/2002

32Q: 2340 Cabinet Gallery, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 03/14/2022 - 01/01/2050

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