PRIVATE COLLECTIONS OF TWO NEW JERSEY FAMILIES
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.
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