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PRIVATE COLLECTIONS OF TWO NEW JERSEY FAMILIES

Highly Important Zabriskie Family Engraved Pewter Tankard, Attributed to Francis Bassett I, New York, dated 1728
Estimate
50,00080,000
LOT SOLD. 50,000 USD
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PRIVATE COLLECTIONS OF TWO NEW JERSEY FAMILIES

Highly Important Zabriskie Family Engraved Pewter Tankard, Attributed to Francis Bassett I, New York, dated 1728
Estimate
50,00080,000
LOT SOLD. 50,000 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

Important Americana

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New York

Highly Important Zabriskie Family Engraved Pewter Tankard, Attributed to Francis Bassett I, New York, dated 1728
Inscribed WHEN THIS YOU SEE REMEMBER ME, JZ/CZ, and 1728.
Height 7 1/8 in. by Width 4 7/8 in.
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Provenance

Joost Zabriskie (1687-1756) and Christine Mabie (Meby) (1692-1733), Hackensack, Bergen County, New Jersey;
Tankard given to eldest daughter Machteltje (Matilda) Zabriskie (1715-1765) who married Sylvester Earle to their descendants in Middletown, Connecticut;
Donald H. Ladd Antiques, Hampton, Connecticut.

Exhibited

Traveling Exhibition, Dutch-American Colonial Arts, Rotterdam, Netherlands, Museum Boymans van Beuningen; Groningen, Netherlands, Groningen Museum (Fine Arts); New York, The New York Historical Society and the Museum of American Folk Art; Albany, New York, Albany Institute of History & Art, February 1, 1982 - April 1, 1983;
Albany, New York, Albany Institute of History & Art, Remembrance of Patria: Dutch Arts and Culture in Colonial America, May 9 - August 24, 1986.

Literature

Roderic H. Blackburn and Ruth Piwonka, Remembrance of Patria: Dutch Arts and Culture in Colonial America 1609-1776, (Albany, New York: Albany Institute of History and Art, 1988), p. 157, no. 155;
Donald Fennimore, "A True American Stuart Tankard - Maybe," Pewter Collector's Club Bulletin, vol. 7, April 1977, no. 5

Catalogue Note

This elaborately engraved tankard, attributed to Francis Bassett I (1690-1758), is one of only two surviving examples of early eighteenth century pewter with New Jersey history. Bassett I apprenticed with William Horsewell and became a freeman in 1718. Joost Zabriskie (1687-1756) was the son of Albert Zabriskie (1638–1711) a Lutheran from the Duchy of Prussia (present day Russia). He settled in Hackensack, New Jersey in 1662. Joost became a member of the Dutch Reformed Church of Hackensack, New Jersey, April 8, 1711.

The companion piece to this tankard is a desert dish with Zabriskie family history that is dated 1728 and has identical engraving and is inscribed JZ and CZ. It sold at Freeman's, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, American Furniture, Decorative & Folk Art, April 19, 2009, lot 31 for $85,000 and is now in the collection of Winterthur Museum (acc. no. 2009.0020) For additional information on Francis Bassett I Ledlie LIrwin Laughlin, Pewter in America: its Makers and Their Marks, Vol. 2, (Barre, MA: Barre Publishers, 1969), p. 5-8. For a discussion about the dish see Charles F. Montgomery, A History of American Pewter, (New York: Praeger, 1973), fig. 8-9, p. 142.

Important Americana

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New York