Apothecary bottle with cover

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1750
Medium: 
Tin-glazed earthenware, brass
Dimensions: 
Overall (a): 5 in. × 3 3/8 in. (12.7 × 8.6 cm) Overall (b): 2 in. × 2 1/2 in. (5.1 × 6.4 cm)
Description: 
Tin- glazed earthenware wheel thrown cylindrical vessel with rounded shoulder and foot hand painted in blue with two putti, one wielding a staff with entwined serpent and the other holding a wine bladder; both are holding a banner; cylindrical sheet brass with finial.
Object Number: 
INV.14994ab
Marks: 
hand painted: in blue on base and on banner: "P" hand painted: in blue on base: " "
Bibliography: 
Krohn, Deborah, Peter Miller, and Marybeth De Filippis, eds., "Dutch New York Between East and West: The World of Margrieta van Varick." New York: Bard Graduate Center, New-York Historical Society, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2009, p. 300-1
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1760
eMuseum Object ID: 
5137
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Porringer

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1705-1724
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 x 7 3/8 x 5 in. ( 5.1 x 18.7 x 12.7 cm ) Silver Weight: 6 oz (troy) 17 dwt (213 g)
Description: 
Raised circular, shallow bowl, with sides curved-out from a stepped, flat, domed base, and back to an everted lip; cast, applied handle with pierced geometric shapes and inscribed scrolls on each side of the joint; engraved on the base, "C/ I * M" in block letters; maker's mark stamped on the base.
Credit Line: 
Purchase, Abbot-Lenox Fund
Object Number: 
1962.35
Marks: 
engraved: on the base: "C/ I * M" in block letters stamped: on the base: "PVD" in a rectangle, in roman letters
Gallery Label: 
This porringer was presented to John Cruger (1678-1744) and his wife, Maria Cuyler (1678-1724), who married in New York City in 1703. This porringer incorporates the distinctive "flowered" handle, one of two patterns popular in New York City during the early eighteenth century. Extensive wear on the bowl indicates that the porringer saw heavy usage.
Provenance: 
John (1678-1744) and Maria Cuyler Cruger (1678-1724); to their son Henry Cruger (1707-1780), who married Elizabeth Harris (1712-1760); to their son Henry Cruger (1739-1827), who married Caroline Elizabeth Blair (d. 1793); to their son John Cruger (1774-1812), who married Martha Ramsay (1774-1848); to their son Nicholas Cruger (1801-1868), who married Eliza Kortright (1802-1882); to their daughter Catherine Kortright Cruger (1829-1894), who married Gilbert Rodman Fox (1817-1892); to their daughter Frances M. Fox (1856-1931); to her nephew George Coleman Fox (1888-1976); acquired by collector John D. Kernan, Englewood, N.J., 1954; sold to Israel Sack, New York, 1962; purchased by N-YHS, 1962.
Bibliography: 
Krohn, Deborah, Peter Miller, and Marybeth De Filippis, eds., "Dutch New York Between East and West: The World of Margrieta van Varick." New York: Bard Graduate Center, New-York Historical Society, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2009, p. 318
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1724
eMuseum Object ID: 
4147
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Pin tray

Classification: 
Date: 
1683
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5/8 x 6 x 5 1/4 in. ( 1.6 x 15.2 x 13.3 cm ) Silver Weight: 2 oz (troy) 4 dwt (69 g)
Description: 
Wrought silver pin tray; shamrock shaped with four oval depressions around a raised oval in the center engraved, "C D P" in foliate script; between each oval is a raised heart; four cast scroll legs applied beneath the ovals; maker's marks stamped on the base.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Catharine Augusta de Peyster
Object Number: 
1911.48
Marks: 
engraved: in the center: "C D P" in foliate bright-cut script Maker's mark "IR" in rectangle; the Dutch lion (crowned lion rampant); Amsterdam city mark (three crosses in a shield crowned); and date letter "W" for 1683 all struck on underside.
Gallery Label: 
Made to hold the straight pins that were essential to fastening a woman's dress in the seventeenth century, this tray is a type found in large, elaborate toilet sets used by aristocratic women beginning in the seventeenth century. It is unclear whether the tray once belonged to a set or was purchased as a stand-alone item. Made from extremely thin-gauge silver using basic techniques, the tray would not have represented a large investment of either silver or labor. Its design and construction, however, are careful and deliberate. The engraved initials link the tray to Catharina De Peyster (1665-before 1734) and the raised hearts suggest that it may have been purchased as a wedding gift for her 1683 marriage.
Provenance: 
Catharina De Peyster (1665-before 1734), who married Abraham De Peyster (1657-1728); to their son Abraham De Peyster, Jr. (1696-1767), who married Margaretta Van Cortlandt (1694-1769); to their son James A. De Peyster (1726-1799), who married Sarah Reade (1724-1802); to their son Colonel Abraham De Peyster (1753-1799), who married Catharine Augusta Livingston (1759-1839); to their son William Axtell De Peyster (1793-1856), who married Mary Beekman (1800-1885); to their daughter, Catharine Augusta De Peyster (1835-1911), the donor.
Bibliography: 
Krohn, Deborah, Peter Miller, and Marybeth De Filippis, eds., "Dutch New York Between East and West: The World of Margrieta van Varick." New York: Bard Graduate Center, New-York Historical Society, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2009, p. 232-3
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1683
eMuseum Object ID: 
3422
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Mrs. Barent Rynders, Jr. (1673-1762)

Classification: 
Date: 
1720-1726
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 30 1/2 x 25 1/4 in. ( 77.5 x 64.1 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Margaret Bayard Baldwin
Object Number: 
1919.3
Gallery Label: 
Hester Leisler was the daughter of insurrectionist Jacob Leisler (1640-91) and his wife, Elsje Tymens. Through her mother she was related to the leading Dutch families of the Hudson Valley, including the Bayards and the Van Cortlandts. She married Barent Rynders, Jr., a New York merchant, in 1696. This portrait, by an unidentified artist, is similar in style to portraits by Evert Duyckinck, III (ca. 1677-1727).
Bibliography: 
Krohn, Deborah, Peter Miller, and Marybeth De Filippis, eds., "Dutch New York Between East and West: The World of Margrieta van Varick." New York: Bard Graduate Center, New-York Historical Society, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2009, p. 211-3
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1726
eMuseum Object ID: 
1132
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Cornelius Steenwyck (? - 1684)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1670
Medium: 
Oil on wood panel
Dimensions: 
Overall (panel): 12 1/8 x 9 7/8 in. (30.8 x 25.1 cm)
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Eliza M. Clarke through G. de Haert Gillespie
Object Number: 
1856.1
Bibliography: 
Collections of the New-York Historical Society for the year 1893, New York: The New-York Historical Society, 1894, pp. 414-5, 444. De Riemer, Rev. W.E., The De Riemer Family A.D. 1640(?)-1903, New York: Thbias A. Wright, 1905, pp. 7-15. Catalogue of the Gallery of Art of The New-York Historical Society, New York, The New-York Historical Society, 1915, p. 31. Bolton, Charles Knowles, The Founders: Portraits of Persons Born Abroad Who Came to the Colonies in North America Before the Year 1701, Boston: The Boston Athenaeum, 1919, Vol. 1, pp. 301-3. Catalogue of American Portraits in The New-York Historical Society, New Haven: Yale University Press, Vol. II, 1974, pp. 757-8. Still, Bayrd, "New York's Mayors: the Initial Generation," Essays in the History of New York City: A Memorial to Sidney Pomerantz, Port Washington: Kennikat Press, 1978, pp. 7-20. The Birth of New York: Nieuw Amsterdam 1624-1664, New York: The New-York Historical Society, 1982, pp. 3, 17-19. Hallam, John S., "The Portrait of Cornelis Steenwyck and Dutch Colonial Experience in America," The Low Countries and the New World(s): Travel, Discovery, Early Relations, Lanham, MD: University Press of America, Inc., 2000, pp. 77-91. Ruby, Louisa Wood, "Dutch Art and the Hudson Valley Patroon Painters," Going Dutch: The Dutch Presence in America, 1609-2009, Leiden: Brill, 2008, pp. 33-4. Krohn, Deborah L. and Miller, Peter N., eds. Dutch New York Between East and West: The World of Margrieta Van Varick, New York: Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture: New York: The New-York Historical Society; New Haven: Yale University Press, 2009, p. 188.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1670
eMuseum Object ID: 
778
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Spoon

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1700-1750
Medium: 
Pewter
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 1/4 x 1 7/8 x 3/4 in. ( 18.4 x 4.8 x 1.9 cm )
Description: 
Pewter spoon with fig-shaped bowl and attentuated rat-tail drop; trifid-end stem is struck on reverse with maker's mark; obverse of stem and bowl decorated with wriggle work and male and female figures flanked by trees with crown, heart, and urn.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.627
Marks: 
struck: on stem reverse: "WI [or L]" (flanking a figure in oval reserve with double border)
Gallery Label: 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Bibliography: 
Krohn, Deborah, Peter Miller, and Marybeth De Filippis, eds., "Dutch New York Between East and West: The World of Margrieta van Varick." New York: Bard Graduate Center, New-York Historical Society, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2009, p. 305
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1750
eMuseum Object ID: 
390
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Age of Exploration and Dutch New York

Artist: Unidentified Artist
Title: Proposed Coat of Arms for New Amsterdam, New Netherland: Preparatory Drawing for a Presentation to the Dutch West India Company
Medium: Black ink and wash, watercolor, red and black chalk, and red gouache, with contours incised by a stylus on laid on paper, mounted on card

Many of the New-York Historical Society's founders and nineteenth-century members had deep roots in New York; a significant number of them descended from families who immigrated in the seventeenth century.

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Many of the New-York Historical Society's founders and nineteenth-century members had deep roots in New York; a significant number of them descended from families who immigrated in the seventeenth century.

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