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Porringer

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The deep raised vessel, with central boss and stepped bottom, has convex sides and a tall everted rim. The geometric handle with circles, tablets, and a heart at its center is soldered at right angles to the rim.

Inscription

On handle facing bowl, "N / M * P" in shaded roman letters.

Marks

On bottom of bowl, below center point, "B [pellet] S" over a stylized leaf appears within a heart-shaped device.

Provenance

Original owner unknown. According to family history, the porringer passed through the Peltz, Nexson, and Bogart families of New York, by descent to Frederick Grinnell Morgan (b. 1866); to his niece May Lefferts Morgan (Mrs. Thomas Prince Beal) (1899 – 1980). Names roughly corresponding to these initials and dates are Mary or Margaret Peltz (1750-1795) of TOWN__________________, who in 1775 married William Nexson (1710-1744?) of TOWN ______________; to their daughter Margaret Peltz Nexson (1771-1839), who in 1795 married Gerrit Bogaert (1770-1820) of Albany, and Aurora, New York; to their son, William Henry Bogart (1810-1888), who married Jane Haswell Root (____-____) in 1834; to their daughter Margaret Bogart (1836-1895), who married Henry Augustus Morgan (____-____) in 1864; to their son, Frederick Gerrit Morgan (____-____); to his niece, the donor: May Lefferts Morgan (1899-____) of New Rochelle (??), who married Thomas Prince Beal (____-____) in 1921.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Thomas P. Beal

about 1730

Object Place

New York, New York

Dimensions

5.3 x 20 cm (2 1/16 x 7 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

1975.350

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware