The raised vessel, with center point, has a large domed base and tall convex sides rising to an everted rim. The keyhole handle is soldered to the rim at a slight angle, with tip extending upward. Several dents appear on the vessel wall.
On porringer handle is engraved "I*H" in shaded roman letters [initials interpreted as facing bowl]
Stamped "D ROGERS" on top of handle, at right angles to body.
Original owner unknown; the porringer descended in the family of the donor along with a pair of three-legged salts by Benjamin Burt (1991.671-72), believed to have descended in the Warren/Sumner families of Boston, Massachusetts.
Gift of Rosamond G. Heard