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Porringer

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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.

Inscription

Engraved on bottom of bowl: "JOHN HERBERT ROSS / MARCH 15 - 1925 / FROM / HIS GRANDPARENTS / Mary Carney Vose Parker [in sceript] / "Herbert Parker [in script]."

Marks

Marked on bottom of bowl "Stone [with hammer] / STERLING."

Provenance

Given to John Herbert Ross (1925-2002) as a gift from his grandparents; by descent to the donor.

Credit Line

Gift of John Herbert Ross and Barbara O'Neil Ross

1925

Object Place

Gardner, Massachusetts

Dimensions

Overall: 5.4 x 21.6 cm, 388.1 gm (2 1/8 x 8 1/2 in., 0.9 lb.)

Accession Number

2003.817

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware