Porringer

Description
Spot-hammered bowl with wide, folded and angled rim, rounded flaring sides, and flat fishtail or shield-shape handle pierced with four slots; engraved on front of bowl "ELIZABETH REARDON / JANUARY 1 - 1919" in serif letters. Underside of flat bottom struck with four incuse marks, the Gorham trademark (lion passant facing right in clipped-corner square, anchor in shield, and gothic or Old English "G" in clipped-corner square) to left of "STERLING" in sans serif letters, "2531A" in serif letters, and scimitar date mark.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
porringer
date made
1917
engraved date
1919-01-01
maker
Gorham Manufacturing Company
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
Measurements
average spatial: 5 cm x 16 cm; 1 15/16 in x 6 5/16 in
overall: 1 1/2 in x 6 1/4 in x 4 1/4 in; 3.81 cm x 15.875 cm x 10.795 cm
place made
United States: Rhode Island, Providence
ID Number
1992.0071.01
catalog number
1992.0071.01
accession number
1992.0071
subject
Domestic Furnishings
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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