American Decorative Arts
Maker: Samuel Vernon, American, 1683–1737

Tankard

ca. 1733

Silver

8 9/16 in. (21.7 cm) other (Lip): 4 3/4 in.(12.1 cm) base (Base): 5 7/8 in.(14.9 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1930.1165
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Containers - Metals
Geography: 
Made in Newport, Rhode Island
Status: 
On view
Provenance: 

Originally owned by Col. William Willett, West Chester, N.Y., and descended through his family; C. H. Morson, Brooklyn; Francis P. Garvan, New York; gift in 1930 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

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), 84, no. 137.

Rhode Island Tercentenary Exhibition, exh. cat. (Providence: Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, 1936), no. 197.

John Marshall Phillips, Masterpieces of New England Silver, 1650–1800: An Exhibition Held June 18 through September 10, 1939, Gallery of Fine Arts, Yale University (Boston: Harvard University Press, 1939), 79, no. 183.

From Colony to Nation; an Exhibition of American Painting, Silver and Architecture from 1650 to the War of 1812, exh. cat. (Chicago: The Art Institute of Chicago, 1949), 105, no. 217.

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. 274–75, no. 459, ill.

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.