Punch bowl, ca. 1750
Adrian Bancker (American, 1703–1772)
New York City
Silver; Overall 4 x 8 9/16 in. (10.2 x 21.7 cm)
Inscription: The Present of the / Heirs of John Roosevelt / Obt Aprl 4th 1750 Æ 63 yrs / to Christopher Bancker for his / Special Services to the Family
Bequest of Emily Burall Hatton, 1948 (48.15)
This punch bowl reflects a keen awareness of contemporary English silver, particularly in its engraved symmetrical cartouche of shells and foliate vines. It was made by Adrian Bancker and given to his brother, Christopher Bancker (1695–1763), by the heirs of John Roosevelt (1689–1750), to whom the Banckers were related by marriage.