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Myer Myers Silver Cann

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This cann is one of only 380 known pieces of marked Myer Myers silver

Key Features

  • This silver cann is one of the few pieces of domestic silver crafted by Myer Myers
  • Myers is regarded as one of the preeminent early American silversmiths
  • This cann takes an elegant baluster form with a delicate scroll and acanthus accents
  • This cann is one of only 380 pieces of marked Myers silver known to exist

Item Details

  • Height:
    4" Inches
  • Period:
  • Origin:
An elegant antique American silver drinking cann by renowned colonial New York silversmith Myer Myers. The sleek baluster form bears an applied double scroll handle with an acanthus-adorned grip and is supported by an elegant stepped base. An understated and exquisite design, this important piece is one of only 380 surviving marked objects by Myers. In addition, as most of these surviving items are religious and commemorative pieces, this piece is one of Myers' few remaining early domestic items known to exist.

A similar cann is part of the Decorative Arts collection of the Brooklyn Musuem in New York.

Bears the Myers script mark on base with the initials "HGM"

Circa 1770

4" high

Select Artist's Museums:
Metropolitan Museum of Art, Boston
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven
Winterthur Museum and Country Estate, Winterthur, Delaware

Myer Myers, Goldsmith, 1954, Jeanette W. Rosenbaum
American Silver, 1950, Millicent Stow
Antique American Silver, 1975, Marvin D. Schwartz
Silversmith of Old New York, Myer Myers, 1958, William Wise

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