Tankard Maker: Jeremiah Dummer (American, 1645–1718)

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ca. 1690–1700

American Decorative Arts

Not on view



8 1/4 in. (21 cm)
other (Lip): 5 7/16 in. (13.8 cm)
base: 6 9/16 in. (16.7 cm)

Credit Line

Mabel Brady Garvan Collection

Accession Number



17th century


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John Gorham (1652-1716), Barnstable, MA; his son, Shubach Gorham (1686-1746); John Gorham III (1709-53); Soloman Gorham (1748-95); Judith Gorham Lancaster (1784-1864); Sarah Lancaster Whittemore (1807-36); James M. Whittemore (1837-1916); his niece, Miss Grace B. Lowe, New Haven, Conn.; Francis P. Garvan, New York, to 1934; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.
  • Patricia E. Kane, Colonial Massachusetts Silversmiths and Jewelers (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1998), 394
  • Wayne Craven, American Art: History and Culture (Boston: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1994), 39, fig. 2.15
  • 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), 34, 102–3, no. 80, ill
  • 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. 20, no. 11, ill
  • John Marshall Phillips, Masterpieces of New England Silver, 1650–1800: An Exhibition Held June 18 through September 10, 1939, Gallery of Fine Arts, Yale University (Boston: Harvard University Press, 1939), 43, no. 84, fig. 12
  • Hermann F. Clarke, "Jeremiah Dummer, Silversmith (1645–1718)," Antiques 28 (October 1935), 85
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Object/Work type



"I.D" over fleur-de-lis, in heart, (on cover and at lip to left of handle)


"WS" above "ED" engraved on bottom

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