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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.


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


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


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


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

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Silver hollowware