This porringer has a keyhole handle.
In script on handle facing bowl: W. L. / -to- / W. L. G.
Original owner may have been William Lawrence (1783-1848), textile industry leader along with his brothers Amos and Abbott Lawrence. To his nephew, William Lawrence Green (1826-1847); to his brother, Dr. Samuel Abbott Green (1830-1918), librarian of the Massachusetts Historical Society from 1868 to 1918; lent by Dr. Green, November 21, 1906; bequeathed in 1919. Sources: MHS, 19-20; 43, no. 10.
Bequest of Dr. Samuel A. Green