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American Decorative Arts
Maker: Jeremiah Dummer, American, 1645–1718

Tankard

ca. 1690–1700

Silver

8 1/4 in. (21 cm)
other (Lip): 5 7/16 in. (13.8 cm)
base: 6 9/16 in. (16.7 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1934.358
Geography: 
Made in Boston, Massachusetts
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
American
Period: 
17th century
Classification: 
Containers - Metals
Provenance: 

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.

Bibliography: 

Hermann F. Clarke, “Jeremiah Dummer, Silversmith (1645–1718),” Antiques 28 (October 1935): 85.

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.

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.

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.

Wayne Craven, American Art: History and Culture (Boston: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1994), 39, fig. 2.15.

Patricia E. Kane, Colonial Massachusetts Silversmiths and Jewelers (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1998), 394.

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.