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Bowl-shaped porringer with bulging sides, a narrower, slightly angled rim, and boss bottom with flat gutter; cast handle is pierced in a keyhole pattern with 13 voids and engraved on front "O / T L" in shaded serif letters facing out. Struck once on bottom inside "IE" with crown above and crude fleur-de-lis below, all in a shield. Centerpoint on bottom underside. Old red-bordered paper museum label on bottom underside. No weight engraved.
Maker is John Edwards (1671-1746) of Boston, MA; father of Samuel and Thomas Edwards and grandfather of Joseph Edwards, Jr., all silversmiths.
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1725
ca 1700
Edwards, John
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
overall: 2 1/4 in x 8 1/8 in x 5 5/8 in; 5.715 cm x 20.6375 cm x 14.2875 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Bequest of Arthur Michael
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Data Source
National Museum of American History