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Porringer

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The raised porringer is of standard form, with convex sides, domed bottom with center punch, everted rim, and applied cast handle in the so-called keyhole pattern.

Inscription

"W" on top of handle

Marks

"DAVIS [pellet] WATSON & CO." in rectangle struck on underside of handle Ada Mark * F4363

Provenance

Early history unknown. The engraved initial on the handle may stand for a member of the Weld family. Probably collected by Gardner Brewer, Boston. Part of the large and diverse bequest from the Gardner Brewer Collection by his daughter, Mrs. Arthur Croft, in July 1901.

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft—The Gardner Brewer Collection

about 1820

Object Place for Label

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

5 x 20.5 cm (1 15/16 x 8 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.6449

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware