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Porringer

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The small raised vessel has sides extending outward and rising to an everted lip, with a small dome at center. The cast handle is soldered at right angles to the rim. There is a dent in the body near the foot and several smaller ones near the engraving.

Inscription

"G [pellet] W [pellet] F" in shaded roman letters on side of vessel opposite handle.

Marks

Handicraft shop mark "H [anvil] S" under porringer at center. "L" in roman letter and "STERLING" in sans serif letters, both stamped, incuse, under handle near joining at body.

Provenance

Original owner unknown. Estate of Mrs. Mason H. Stone, formerly of Boston, sold by Sanders & Mock Associates, of Moultonboro, New Hampshire, about 1988 to Mrs. Gardiner Greene (Eleanor Gebelein) of Laconia, New Hampshire, and acquired by the Museum in 1991.

Credit Line

American Decorative Arts Curator's Fund

1901–15

Object Place

Boston or Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

4 x 15.1 x 10.9 cm (1 9/16 x 5 15/16 x 4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

1991.465

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware