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Sack Jug

1647

Tin-glazed earthenware

4 3/8 × 3 1/8 in. (11.1 × 7.9 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1931.1857
Geography: 
Made in Lambeth, England
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
British
Period: 
17th century
Classification: 
Containers - Ceramics
Provenance: 

Purchased in East Hartford, Conn., by Irving W. Lyon (1840–1896), Hartford, Conn., about 1880 [see note 1]; bequeathed to Irving P. Lyon (1870–1944), Buffalo, N.Y., 1896; sold to Francis P. Garvan (1875–1937), New York, 1929; given to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 1931

Note 1: Dr. Lyon recorded that the jug had descended in "an old family named Allers" in East Hartford, Conn. (Lyon card 668, curatorial files).

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.