Dram Cup Maker: Robert Sanderson (American, born England, 1608–1693)
Maker: John Hull (American, born England, 1624–1683)

ca. 1650–60

American Decorative Arts

On view, 1st floor, American Decorative Arts before 1900



1 1/2 × 4 9/16 × 2 7/8 in. (3.8 × 11.6 × 7.3 cm), 1 oz., 8 dwt. (43 g)

Credit Line

Mabel Brady Garvan Collection

Accession Number



17th 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.



Hurlbert A. Armstrong, New Haven, Conn. Gift in 1949 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.
  • Edward S. Cooke, Jr., Inventing Boston: Design, Production, and Consumption (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2019), 156–157, fig. 178
  • Patricia E. Kane, Colonial Massachusetts Silversmiths and Jewelers (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1998), 570, 885
  • Barbara M. Ward and Gerald W. R. Ward, eds., Silver in American Life: Selections from the Mabel Brady Garvan and Other Collections at Yale University, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1979), 39, 128, no. 134, ill
  • Graham Hood, American Silver: A History of Style, 1650–1900 (New York: Praeger, 1971), 21, 23, fig. 2
  • Martha Gandy Fales, Early American Silver for the Cautious Collector (New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1970), 6, fig. 1
  • 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. 3, no. 1, ill
  • John Marshall Phillips, Early American Silver Selected from the Mabel Garvan Collection, Yale University (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1960), 1, ill
  • Kathryn C. Buhler, French, English, and American Silver, exh. cat. (Minneapolis: Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 1956), 74, no. 235
  • Kathryn C. Buhler, Colonial Silversmiths, Masters and Apprentices, exh. cat. (Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1956), 61, no. 80, fig. 7
  • John Marshall Phillips, "The Mabel Brady Garvan Collection of Silver at Yale University," Connoisseur Year Book (1953), 68, pl. 1, ill
  • C. Jordan Thorn, Handbook of American Silver and Pewter Marks (New York: Tudor Publishing Company, 1949), ill. frontispiece, ill
  • Alice Winchester, "The Editors' Attic," Antiques 56, no. 3 (September 1949), 195, ill
  • John Marshall Phillips, "A Silver Dram Cup," Bulletin of the Associates in Fine Arts at Yale University 17, no. 4 (July 1949), 17, ill
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"RS" under rose in conforming punch and "IH" under pellets in punch curved below initials (on side)


"RB" engraved on side

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