American Decorative Arts
Maker: John Potwine, American, 1699–1792

Beaker

ca. 1740

Silver

5 13/16 in. (14.8 cm) other (Lip): 3 5/8 in.(9.2 cm) base (Base): 3 1/8 in.(7.9 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1931.753a-
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Containers - Metals
Geography: 
Made in Hartford, Connecticut
Made in Coventry, Connecticut
Made in East Windsor, Connecticut
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Originally owned by William Thomas, Durham, CT; Church of Christ, Durham, CT; Francis P. Garvan, New York, 1931; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

E. Alfred Jones, The Old Silver of American Churches (Letchworth, England: National Society of Colonial Dames of America, 1913), 153.

Tercentenary Commission of the State of Connecticut, Early Connecticut Silver, 1700–1830, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1935), 30, no. 130.

John Potwine, “John Potwine, Silversmith of Massachusetts and Connecticut,” Antiques 28 (September 1935): fig. 2.

Philip Hammerslough, Silver by Early Connecticut Makers, exh. cat. (Hartford, Conn.: Wadsworth Atheneum, 1954), 28, no. 83.

Kathryn C. Buhler and Graham Hood, American Silver in the Yale University Art Gallery, 2 vols. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1970), vol. 1, pp. 236–37, no. 337.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.