Tankard Maker, attributed to: Timothy Bontecou (American, 1693–1784)




6 5/16 in. (16 cm)
other (Lip): 4 1/4 in. (10.8 cm)
base: 4 13/16 in. (12.2 cm)

Credit Line

Mabel Brady Garvan Collection

Accession Number



18th century


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Francis P. Garvan, New York, to 1930; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.
  • 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
  • An Exhibition of Early Silver by New Haven Silversmiths, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: New Haven Museum and Historical Society, 1967), 15, no. 7a
  • Philip Hammerslough, Silver by Early Connecticut Makers, exh. cat. (Hartford, Conn.: Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 1954), 4, no. 11
  • Tercentenary Commission of the State of Connecticut, Early Connecticut Silver, 1700–1830, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1935), 13, no. 23
  • Clara Louise Avery, An Exhibition of Early New York Silver, exh. cat. (New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1931), no. 9
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"TB" in conjoined circles on bottom, at lip to left of handle, and three times on cover


Decorative shield of two rows of daffodils three over four, in acanthus cartouche; crest of a daffodil; T_C_G reversed cypher with carpenter's gauge in circle of paired lines on cover, engraved

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