Porringer

Description
Bowl-shaped porringer with bulging sides, vertical rim, and boss bottom with flat gutter; cast handle is pierced in a keyhole pattern with 13 voids and engraved on front "P / T*E" in shaded serif letters facing in. Struck once on back of handle "T. COVERLY" in raised serif letters in a rectangle. Centerpoint on bottom inside and underside. Old red-bordered paper museum label on bottom underside. No weight engraved.
Maker is Thomas Coverly (circa 1730-1800) of Newburyport, MA.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
porringer
date made
ca 1760
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 2 in x 8 3/16 in x 5 3/8 in; 5.08 cm x 20.828 cm x 13.716 cm
overall: 1 7/8 in x 8 1/4 in x 5 1/2 in; 4.7625 cm x 20.955 cm x 13.97 cm
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Newburyport
ID Number
DL*383499
catalog number
383499
accession number
162866
subject
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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