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Miniature porringer

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The deep-bowl porringer has a slightly everted rim; curved sides with incised double lines that divide the double-lined arches springing from the stepped, flat base to the midpoint. The keyhole handle has chased lines to accent the floral design. The interior is gold washed.

Inscription

None.

Marks

"Stone," with profile of incuse chasing hammer stamped across St, and "STERLING / H [pellet]" sturck on bottom, near edge

Provenance

Arthur and Elizabeth Bent Stone estate to their companion Annie E. Priest (1872-1972)l by descent to Alma Bent (about 1921-92), Stone cousin; 1979, gift of Alma Bent to the MFA

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Alma Bent

Porringer, one of ten miniatures

About 1905–12

Object Place

Gardner, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

2 x 6.2 cm (13/16 x 2 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

1979.181

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware