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Porringer

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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.

Inscription

On porringer handle is engraved "I*H" in shaded roman letters [initials interpreted as facing bowl]

Marks

Stamped "D ROGERS" on top of handle, at right angles to body.

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Gift of Rosamond G. Heard

about 1760

Object Place

Ipswich, Massachusetts

Dimensions

5.5 x 21.5 cm (2 3/16 x 8 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

1991.670

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware