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American Decorative Arts
Maker: John Edwards, American, 1671–1746

Tankard

ca. 1710–20

Silver

7 7/16 in. (18.9 cm)
lip: 4 3/8 in. (11.1 cm)
base: 5 in. (12.7 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1930.963
Geography: 
Made in Boston, Massachusetts
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Containers - Metals
Provenance: 

Josiah LIttle (active 1813); by descent to Josiah Little (active 1859); by descent to Joshua Hale (active 1872); by descent to his grandson Joshua Hale (active 1893). Francis P. Garvan, New York; gift in 1930 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

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, p. 71, no. 67.

Patricia E. Kane, Colonial Massachusetts Silversmiths and Jewelers (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1998), 420.

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.