Pap Boat

Plain, raised, small handleless and rimless elongated bowl with wide, curved, U-shaped spout and slight peak at back edge; flat bottom, no foot ring. Bottom underside struck once "N.VERNON." in raised roman letters in a sawtooth rectangle.
Maker is Nathaniel Vernon (1777-1843) of Charleston, SC; working after 1802 (appears in Charleston directories as Vernon & Co. and N. Vernon & Co.).
Currently not on view
Object Name
pap boat
date made
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
pap dish: 12.5 cm x 6.9 cm; 4 15/16 in x 2 11/16 in
overall: 1 1/4 in x 2 3/4 in x 4 7/8 in; 3.175 cm x 6.985 cm x 12.3825 cm
place made
United States: South Carolina, Charleston
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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