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American Decorative Arts
Maker, attributed to: Timothy Bontecou, American, 1693–1784

Tankard

ca. 1715–25

Silver

6 5/16 in. (16 cm) other (Lip): 4 1/4 in.(10.8 cm) base (Base): 4 13/16 in.(12.2 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1930.1032
Geography: 
Made in New Haven, Connecticut
Made in Stratford, Connecticut
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Containers - Metals
Provenance: 

Francis P. Garvan, New York, to 1930; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Clara Louise Avery, An Exhibition of Early New York Silver, exh. cat. (New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1931), no. 9.

Tercentenary Commission of the State of Connecticut, Early Connecticut Silver, 1700–1830, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1935), 13, no. 23.

Philip Hammerslough, Silver by Early Connecticut Makers, exh. cat. (Hartford, Conn.: Wadsworth Atheneum, 1954), 4, no. 11.

An Exhibition of Early Silver by New Haven Silversmiths, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: New Haven Museum and Historical Society, 1967), 15, no. 7a.

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. 234–35, no. 333, ill.

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