First Congregational Church, Milford, 1707-2001. Descended in the maker's family, sold
Sotheby's New York, 100 Years of American Silver, 1690-1790, Including the Inventory of the First Church of Christ Congregational Milford, Connecticut, January 18, 2002, lot 452
Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, American Church Silver, 1911, no. 1019
Hartford: Morgan Memorial, The Early Plate of Connecticut Churches, 1919, no. 104
New Haven: Yale University Art Gallery, Long-term loan, 1930-1972 (72.1930)
New Haven: Yale University Art Gallery, Masterpieces of New England Silver, 1650-1800, 1939, no. 194
E. Alfred Jones, The Old Silver of American Churches, 1913, p. 286, pl. XC
John Marshall Philipps, "Masterpieces in American Silver in Public Collections, " in Early American Silver and its Makers, Jane Bentley Kolter, ed.,1979, p. 21
Patricia E. Kane, Colonial Massachusetts Silversmiths and Jewelers, 1998, p. 97
In 1707 the Reverend Samuel Andrew, third minister of Milford, was appointed rector pro term to the newly-formed Yale college; this cup may reflect that event.
This is one of only two caudle cups by Edward Wilson listed by Patricia Kane.
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