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American Decorative Arts
Maker, formerly attributed to: William Elsworth, American, 1746–1816


ca. 1750–ca. 1820


1 15/16 in. (4.9 cm) other (rim): 8 1/16 in.(20.4 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
Not on view
probably British
18th century
Containers - Metals

Louis Guerineau Myers, New York; purchased by Francis P. Garvan on 1 July 1929. Gift in 1930 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.


Louis Guerineau Myers, Some Notes on American Pewterers (New York: Country Life, 1926), 40–41, ill.

Ledlie I. Laughlin, Pewter in America: Its Makers and Their Marks, 2 vols. (Boston: Barre Publishers, 1940), 21, pl. 70, vol. 2, fig. 593.

Graham Hood, American Pewter: Garvan and Other Collections at Yale (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1965), 45, no. 165, ill.

Ledlie I. Laughlin, Pewter in America: Its Makers and Their Marks, Volume III (Barre, Mass.: Barre Publishers, 1971), pl. 103, fig. 827.

Arnold Skromme, “A Shell Handled Porringer– Marked WE,” Pewter Collectors’ Club of America vol. 8, no. 1 (March 1980): 36–39.

David L. Barquist, American and English Pewter at the Yale University Art Gallery: A Supplementary Checklist (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1985), 69, 80, no. 263, ill.

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.