Tankard Maker: William Rouse (American, 1639–1705)

ca. 1695

American Decorative Arts

On view, 1st floor, American Decorative Arts before 1900




H. 6 3/8 × Diam. of base 5 in. (16.2 × 12.7 cm), 26 oz., 13 dwt. (826 g)

Credit Line

Mabel Brady Garvan Collection

Accession Number



17th century


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 records is ongoing.



Miss Edith and the Rev. Dudley R. Child; Francis H. Bigelow, Cambridge, Mass.; Francis P. Garvan, New York. Gift in 1930 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

  • Patricia E. Kane, Colonial Massachusetts Silversmiths and Jewelers (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1998), 866.
  • 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. 10, no. 5, ill.
  • Masterpieces of American Silver: The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, January 15–February 14, 1960, exh. cat. (Richmond, Va.: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 1960), 66, no. 127.
  • Kathryn C. Buhler, French, English, and American Silver, exh. cat. (Minneapolis: Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 1956), 77, no. 278.
  • 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), 78, no. 180.
  • Harvard Tercentenary Exhibition, exh. cat. (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University, 1936), 23, no. 85.
  • Clara Louise Avery, American Silver of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries (New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1920), xciii, fig. 12.
  • George Munson Curtis and Florence Virginia Berger, American Church Silver of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries, exh. cat. (Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1911), 112, no. 929, pl. 22, ill.

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"W.R", pellet below, star and two pellets above, in shaped shield, (twice on cover)

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