American Decorative Arts
Maker: John Bassett, American, 1696–1761

Tankard

ca. 1720–61

Pewter

7 11/16 in. (19.5 cm) base (Base): 5 1/2 in.(14 cm) other (rim): 4 13/16 in.(12.2 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1931.162
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Containers - Metals
Geography: 
Made in New York, New York
Status: 
On view
Bibliography: 

Ledlie I. Laughlin, Pewter in America: Its Makers and Their Marks, 2 vols. (Boston: Barre Publishers, 1940), n.p., pl. 15, fig. 85.

Graham Hood, American Pewter: Garvan and Other Collections at Yale (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1965), 7, 34-35, no. 139, ill.

Charles F. Montgomery and Patricia E. Kane, eds., American Art: 1750–1800 Towards Independence, exh. cat. (Boston: New York Graphic Society, 1976), 220, fig. 188.

Handbook of the Collections, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 114, 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.