Punch Bowl

Maker: Adrian Bancker (1703–1772)

Date: ca. 1750

Geography: Made in New York, New York, United States

Culture: American

Medium: Silver

Dimensions: Overall: 4 x 8 9/16 in. (10.2 x 21.7 cm); 25 oz. 5 dwt. (785.8 g)
Foot: Diam. 4 3/16 in. (10.6 cm)

Classification: Silver

Credit Line: Bequest of Emily Burrall Hatton, 1942

Accession Number: 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.