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Porringer

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The low circular vessel has convex sides, an everted rim, and a dome in the bottom. The cast keyhole handle is soldered at a right angle to the rim; a center point appears in bottom of vessel. Evidence exists of an old repair to the porringer wall, opposite handle.

Inscription

On top of handle, the entwined monogram "PMC" is engraved in sprigged script.

Marks

The roman letters "BB" within a rectangle are struck twice on back of handle. Ada Mark X

Provenance

Early history unknown.

Credit Line

Gift of the Wunsch Americana Foundation

about 1775–1800

Object Place

Nantucket, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 4.5 x 20.5 x 13.5 cm, 0.23 kg (1 3/4 x 8 1/16 x 5 5/16 in., 0.51 lb.)

Accession Number

1977.745

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware