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Maker: William Rouse, American, 1639–1705

Tankard

ca. 1695

Silver

6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm) other (Lip): 4 3/8 in.(11.1 cm) base (Base): 5 in.(12.7 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1930.1197
Culture: 
American
Period: 
17th century
Classification: 
Containers - Metals
Geography: 
Made in Boston, Massachusetts
Status: 
On view
Provenance: 

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.

Bibliography: 

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.

Clara Louise Avery, American Silver of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries (New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1920), xciii, fig. 12.

Harvard Tercentenary Exhibition, exh. cat. (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University, 1936), 23, no. 85.

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.

Kathryn C. Buhler, French, English, and American Silver, exh. cat. (Minneapolis: Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 1956), 77, no. 278.

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 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.

Patricia E. Kane, Colonial Massachusetts Silversmiths and Jewelers (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1998), 866.

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.