Bowl-shaped porringer with bulging sides, angled rim, and boss bottom with flat gutter; cast handle is pierced in a keyhole pattern with 11 voids and engraved on front "G / I*M" in shaded serif letters facing out. Struck once on back of handle "J.Clarke" in raised script in a rounded rectangle. Tiny centerpoint on bottom inside and underside. No weight engraved.
Maker is Jonathan Clarke (1706-1766); working in Newport, RI, 1734-1755, and Providence, RI, 1755-1766.
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Object Name
date made
Clarke, Jonathan
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
overall: 1 3/4 in x 7 5/8 in x 5 1/4 in; 4.445 cm x 19.3675 cm x 13.335 cm
overall: 1 3/4 in x 5 1/4 in; 4.445 cm x 13.335 cm
place made
United States: Rhode Island, Rhode Island, Newport
United States: Rhode Island, Providence
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Bequest of Arthur Michael
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