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American Decorative Arts
Maker: William Will, American, 1742–1798


ca. 1764–98


7 7/8 in. (20 cm)
base: 4 7/16 in. (11.3 cm)
rim: 4 in. (10.2 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Not on view
18th century
Containers - Metals

L. G. Myers


Louis Guerineau Myers, Some Notes on American Pewterers (New York: Country Life, 1926), 73, ill.

Ledlie I. Laughlin, Pewter in America: Its Makers and Their Marks, 2 vols. (Boston: Barre Publishers, 1940), 51–55.

Graham Hood, American Pewter: Garvan and Other Collections at Yale (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1965), 7, 51, 54, no. 187, ill.

Ledlie I. Laughlin, Pewter in America: Its Makers and Their Marks, Volume III (Barre, Mass.: Barre Publishers, 1971), 133–34.

Suzanne Hamilton, “The Pewter of William Will: A Checklist,” Winterthur Portfolio 7 (1972): p. 156, no. 159.

Charles F. Montgomery and Patricia E. Kane, eds., American Art: 1750–1800 Towards Independence, exh. cat. (Boston: New York Graphic Society, 1976), 221, fig. 189.

Handbook of the Collections, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 115, ill.

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