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Marks

Marked underneath with the shop's trademark, which is the profile of a silversmith at work inside a square. Also stamped 'HANDMADE/ STERLING/ PORTER BLANCHARD'. A stamped 'R' inside a square.

Provenance

early history unknown; purchased at a Rago auction, 2006, by silver dealer Spencer Gordon, Ltd.; purchased in 2008 by the MFA with funds provided by The Karolik Society.

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds by exchange from the Gift of Richard S. Tolman in memory of Miss E. Elizabeth Sears and Miss Mary Crease Sears and the Charles Amos Cummings Bequest Fund

about 1927–30

Object Place

Burbank, California

Dimensions

Overall: 30.5 x 22.9 cm (12 x 9 in.)

Accession Number

2008.77

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware