Large silver porringer with bowl with everted rim and with encircling band of six Viking ships; applied handle with Viking ship at center encirlced by scrolled, wave-like design featuringstylized dolphins, and incorporating chased initials "JHR" at top.
Engraved on bottom of bowl: "JOHN HERBERT ROSS / MARCH 15 - 1925 / FROM / HIS GRANDPARENTS / Mary Carney Vose Parker [in sceript] / "Herbert Parker [in script]."
Marked on bottom of bowl "Stone [with hammer] / STERLING."
Given to John Herbert Ross (1925-2002) as a gift from his grandparents; by descent to the donor.
Gift of John Herbert Ross and Barbara O'Neil Ross