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Beaker

Maker:
Myer Myers (1723–1795)
Date:
1770–90
Geography:
Made in New York, New York, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
Overall: 4 in. (10.2 cm); 5 oz. 10 dwt. (171.3 g) Lip: Diam. 3 3/16 in. (8.1 cm) Base: Diam. 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm)
Classification:
Silver
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Louis E. McFadden, 1980
Accession Number:
1980.501.1
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 704
This beaker is one of three in the Museum’s collection (1980.501.1-.3) and was originally part of a set of six made for Isaac Moses and his wife, Reyna Levy, possibly at the time of their wedding on August 8, 1770. Reyna was a daughter of Myer Myers’s sister, Sloe, and her husband, the merchant Hayman Levy. Isaac Moses was a highly successful businessman, involved in international trade as well as privateering. Both he and Myers were active members of Congregation Shearith Israel in New York.
Inscription: engraved on underside in shaded roman: M / IR
scratched lightly on underside in script: SM

Marking: marked on underside in script: Myers (in shaped surround) [poorly struck]
Isaac Levy Moses, New York, probably 1770–died 1818; descended in the family to Lionel Moses; Mrs. McFadden; her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Louis E. McFadden, New Canaan, Connecticut, until 1980
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