American Decorative Arts
Maker: Jonathan Clarke, American, 1705–1770

Tankard

1730–45

Silver

8 1/16 in. (20.5 cm) other (Lip): 4 1/4 in.(10.8 cm) base (Base): 5 3/8 in.(13.7 cm)
Gift of Mrs. John Scranton through Lady Gray
1930.367
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Containers - Metals
Geography: 
Made in Providence, Rhode Island
Made in Newport, Rhode Island
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Originally owned by John Walworth (d. 1748), Groton, Conn. and Sarah Dunn Walworth, Newport, R.I.; their daughter, Philena (Walworth) Minor, Groton, Conn.; her brother, Benjamin Walworth (d. 1812), possibly Hoosick, N.Y.; his son, John Walworth, Plattsburgh, N.Y.; his daughter, Mrs. Worthington (Walworth) Smith (d. 1898), St. Albans, Vt.; her son, Franklin Walworth Smith (d. 1910), St. Albans, Vt.; his cousin, Mrs. A. E. McIlvaine (d. 1927), England; her grandson, John Walworth Scranton (d. 1930); his widow, Mrs. John Scranton; gift in 1930 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Rhode Island Tercentenary Exhibition, exh. cat. (Providence: Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, 1936), no. 90.

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. 282, no. 470.

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.