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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.
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1760
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Newburyport
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
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
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Bequest of Arthur Michael
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center


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