Basin Maker, formerly attributed to: William Elsworth (American, 1746–1816)
Maker: Unknown




1 15/16 in. (4.9 cm)
rim: 8 1/16 in. (20.4 cm)

Credit Line

Mabel Brady Garvan Collection

Accession Number



18th century


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 records is ongoing.



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.

  • 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.
  • Arnold Skromme, "A Shell Handled Porringer– Marked WE," Pewter Collectors' Club of America vol. 8, no. 1 (March 1980): 36–39.
  • Ledlie I. Laughlin, Pewter in America: Its Makers and Their Marks, Volume III (Barre, Mass.: Barre Publishers, 1971), pl. 103, fig. 827.
  • 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, 2 vols. (Boston: Barre Publishers, 1940), 21, pl. 70, vol. 2, fig. 593.
  • Louis Guerineau Myers, Some Notes on American Pewterers (New York: Country Life, 1926), 40–41, ill.

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Laughlin mark #593

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