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American Decorative Arts
Maker: Nicholas Roosevelt, 1715–1769

Tankard

ca. 1745–60

Silver

7 7/16 in. (18.9 cm)
other (Lip): 4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm)
base: 5 5/8 in. (14.3 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1930.1073
Geography: 
Made in New York, New York
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Containers - Metals
Provenance: 

De Friest family, Rensselaer, NY; Mrs. Thomas J. Van Alstyne, Albany, NY (1900); Francis P. Garvan, New York, NY (1921).

Bibliography: 

Exhibition of Early American Paintings, Miniatures, and Silver, assembled by Washington Loan Exhibition Committee, exh. cat. (Washington, D.C.: National Gallery of Art, 1925), 90, no. 173.

E. Alfred Jones, Old Silver of Europe and America (London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928), pl. 3, ill.

Clara Louise Avery, An Exhibition of Early New York Silver, exh. cat. (New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1931), fig. 59.

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. 2, p. 87, no. 643, ill.

Harold Newman, An Illustrated Dictionary of Silverware (New York: Thames and Hudson, 1987), 338, ill.

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