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Porringer spoon

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The small porringer spoon has a fig-shaped bowl. The lozenge-shaped handle tip is pierced with a naturalistic Art Nouveau-style rendering of grasses.

Inscription

None.

Marks

Marked incuse "POTTER / STUDIO" in arts and crafts-style lettering, on back of handle, above bowl.

Provenance

Purchased at Skinner Auctions, sale 1871, October 3, 1998, lot 40, by Alexander Yale Goriansky, Boston, Massachusetts; given to the Museum in March 1999.

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Rosamond Foote Brown

1908–20

Object Place

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

Dimensions

3.9 x 13.5 cm (1 9/16 x 5 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

1999.21

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver flatware