American Decorative Arts
Maker: Philip Syng, Jr., American, 1703–1789
Engraver: Richard Meyrick, British, active United States, ca. 1725–1729

Tankard

ca. 1735

Silver

8 5/8 in. (21.9 cm) other (Lip): 5 1/8 in.(13 cm) base (Base): 5 1/4 in.(13.3 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1930.1194
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Containers - Metals
Geography: 
Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Status: 
On view
Provenance: 

Joshua Maddox (1687-1759), Philadelphia, Pa.; his daughter, Mary (Maddox) Wallace (1732-84), Somerset Co., N.J.; her son, Joshua Maddox Wallace (1752-1819); his son John Bradford Wallace (1778-1837); his daughter, Susanna (Wallace) Thompson, Philadelphia, Pa.; her husband, John Spencer Thompson, Philadelphia, Pa.; Francis P. Garvan, New York, N.Y.

Bibliography: 

Exhibition of Old American and English Silver, exh. cat. (Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1917), no. 353, ill.

Exhibition of Early American Paintings, Miniatures, and Silver, assembled by Washington Loan Exhibition Committee, exh. cat. (Washington, D.C.: National Gallery of Art, 1925), 98, no. 213.

John Marshall Phillips, American Silver (New York: Chanticleer Press, 1949), 71, pl. 17b.

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), 103, 113, no. 209, ill.

Philadelphia Silver, 1682–1800: Exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, April 14–May 27, 1956, exh. cat. (Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1956), no. 548, ill.

John Marshall Phillips, Early American Silver Selected from the Mabel Garvan Collection, Yale University (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1960), no. 21, ill.

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, pp. 178–81, no. 825, ill.

Graham Hood, American Silver: A History of Style, 1650–1900 (New York: Praeger, 1971), 103, 106–7, fig. 94.

Philadelphia: Three Centuries of American Art (Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1976), 52–53, fig. 41.

Barbara M. Ward and Gerald W. R. Ward, eds., Silver in American Life: Selections from the Mabel Brady Garvan and Other Collections at Yale University, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1979), 154–55, no. 162, ill.

Handbook of the Collections, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 104, ill.

Gale Glynn, “”Richard Meyrick–An English Engraver Working in Philadelphia”,” Journal of the Silver Society 19 (2005): 67, fig. 5.

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.