American Decorative Arts
Maker: Thomas Melville II, American, w. 1791–1824

Porringer

1793–1824

Pewter

1 5/8 in. (4.1 cm) other (at rim): 5 in.(12.7 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1930.747
Culture: 
American
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Containers - Metals
Geography: 
Made in Newport, Rhode Island
Status: 
Not on view
Bibliography: 

Ledlie I. Laughlin, Pewter in America: Its Makers and Their Marks, 2 vols. (Boston: Barre Publishers, 1940), 92–94, vol. 1.

Graham Hood, American Pewter: Garvan and Other Collections at Yale (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1965), 8, 22-23, no. 79, ill.

Charles F. Montgomery and Patricia E. Kane, eds., American Art: 1750–1800 Towards Independence, exh. cat. (Boston: New York Graphic Society, 1976), 217, fig. 181.

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