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
Object Name
date made
ca 1725
ca 1700
Edwards, John
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
overall: 2 1/8 in x 8 in; 5.3975 cm x 20.32 cm
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Domestic Furnishings
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Bequest of Arthur Michael
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