American Decorative Arts
Maker: John Danforth, American, 1741–1799

Basin porringer



2 in. (5.1 cm) other: 5 1/8 in. (13 cm)
Given in memory of Thomas D. Williams, B.A. 1931, by his family and friends
18th century
Containers - Metals
Made in Norwich, Connecticut
On view

Ledlie I. Laughlin, Princeton, New Jersey; inherited by Ledlie Laughlin, Jr.; purchased by Thomas D. and Constance R. Williams, Litchfield, Conn.; purchased by William S. Carlebach, Bedford, New York. Gift in 1980 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.


Ledlie I. Laughlin, “The American Pewter Porringer,” Antiques 17, no. 5 (May 1930): 438, fig. 5b.

Ledlie I. Laughlin, Pewter in America: Its Makers and Their Marks, 2 vols. (Boston: Barre Publishers, 1940), 106, pl. 12, 51, fig. 63, 357a.

Percy E. Raymond, “The Princess and The Porringer,” Pewter Collectors’ Club of America 3, no. 2 (May 1953): 29–30, ill.

Ledlie I. Laughlin, Pewter in America: Its Makers and Their Marks, Volume III (Barre, Mass.: Barre Publishers, 1971), 64.

“Acquisitions 1980,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin 38, no. 2 (Winter 1982): 70, ill.

David L. Barquist, American and English Pewter at the Yale University Art Gallery: A Supplementary Checklist (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1985), 18,24, 28–29, 76, no. 208, ill.

Handbook of the Collections, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 115, ill.

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