American Decorative Arts
Maker: John Dixwell, 1680–1725

Tankard

ca. 1710

Silver

7 3/16 in. (18.3 cm) other (Lip): 4 9/16 in.(11.6 cm) base (Base): 5 1/4 in.(13.3 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1930.1346
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Containers - Metals
Geography: 
Made in Boston, Massachusetts
Status: 
On view
Provenance: 

Possibly originally owned by Lt. Gov. Thomas Grosvenor; W. Starbuck Macy; R.T.H. Halsey, New York; Francis P. Garvan, New York, to 1930; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

American Silver, the Work of Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Silversmiths, exh. cat. (Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1906), 55, no. 85, pl.13, ill.

Clara Louise Avery, Early American Silver (New York: The Century Co., 1930), 303, pl. 53, ill.

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), 37, no. 65.

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. 79, no. 79, ill.

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), 124–25, 127, no. 127, ill.

Patricia E. Kane, Colonial Massachusetts Silversmiths and Jewelers (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1998), 381.

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.