The raised porringer has a center punch evident inside its domed bowl; convex sides and everted rim; and a cast geometric handle soldered to rim.
On handle, facing away from bowl, over effaced initials is "G / R [arrow pointing upward] K." Later engraving "Rufus Greene & Katherine Stanbridge / Married / December 11. 1728." appears on base of bowl in script.
Within the bowl and above the center point is stamped "EW" within a rectangle.
Original owners unknown. Acquired by the silversmith and merchant Rufus Greene (1707-1777) and his wife, Katherine Stanbridge (about 1708-1768), who were married in 1728.  By descent to their daughter C/Katherine Greene (1731-1777) and John Amory (1728-1803) m. 1757; to their daughter, Rebecca Amory (b. 1771) and John Lowell (1769-1840) m. 1793; to their son, the Hon. John Amory Lowell (1798-1881) and his second wife, Elizabeth Cabot Putnam (1807-1881), m. 1829;  to their daughter Ellen/Ella Bancroft Lowell (1837-1894) and Arthur Theodore Lyman (1832-1915), m. 1858;  to their son, Ronald Theodore Lyman (1879-1962) and Elizabeth van Cortlandt Parker (c. 1883-1953) m. 1904.  By descent to their son John Lowell Lyman (1915-1986) and Cynthia Forbes (B. 1918), m. 1942, the donor. 1. Kane 1998, p. 509-10. 2. Elizabeth Cabot Putnam and Harriet Silvester Tapley, The HOnorable Samuel Putnam & Saral (Gooll) Putnam with a Genealogical Record of their Descendants (Danvers, Ma.: Reprinted from the Danvers Historical Collections, Vol. X), p. 35-6. 3. Delmar R. Lowell, The Historic Genealogy of the Lowells in America 1639-1899 (Rutlant, Vt.: Published by the author, Tuttle Co., printers, 1899), p. 221. 4. Fiftieth Anniversary Report, Harvard Class of 1902 (Cambridge: Printed for the Class, 1952), pp. 415-16; Fiftieth Anniversary Report, Harvard Class of 1937 (Cambridge: Printed for the Class, 1986), pp. 451-52; Massachusetts Vital Records, Index to Marriages 547-654; Massachusetts Vital Records, Index to Deaths 97:402; 103:7.
Gift in loving memory of John Lowell Lyman