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Miniature porringer

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This porringer has a straight rim; the sides curve to a stepped flat base. The keyhole handle has chased lines to accent the floral design.

Inscription

None.

Marks

"STERLING / Stone" with profile of incuse chasing hammer across St, and "H [pellet]" struck 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

about 1925

Object Place

Gardner, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

1.4 x 4.8 cm (9/16 x 1 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

1979.182

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware