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Porringer

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Narrow slightly everted rim, curved sides, slight step slants to domed base. Center point in bowl. Geometric handle pierced in quatrefoils, circles, and shaped holes (resoldered at broken rim); three circles punched in tip at front and back. Edge of domed base broken opposite handle.

Inscription

S/EP on handle away from bowl

Marks

ID fleur-de-lis below in heart on back of handle and step of bowl

Provenance

Perhaps Erasmus Stevens, m. Persis Bridge, September 1707: subsequent history unknown.

Credit Line

The Philip Leffingwell Spalding Collection—Given in his memory by Katharine Ames Spalding and Philip Spalding, Oakes Ames Spalding, and Hobart Ames Spalding

1680–1710

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Buhler, 1972, No. 18

Dimensions

Overall (h x dia of lip): 4.9 x 13.2 cm (1 15/16 x 5 3/16 in.); Other (handle): 6.7cm (2 5/8in.); Weight: 8 oz., 5 dwt.

Accession Number

42.255

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware