Bowl-shaped porringer with bulging sides, slightly angled rim, and boss bottom with angled gutter; cast handle is pierced in a scroll pattern with 8 voids and engraved on front "C / I*K" in shaded serif letters facing in. Struck once on bottom inside "W:Co[wel]l" in raised script in a conforming surround and on back of handle "W•C" in raised script in a serrated square. Tiny centerpoint on bottom underside. No weight engraved.
Maker is William Cowell, Jr. (1712-1761) of Boston, MA.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
ca 1735
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
overall: 228.4 g; 8 oz
overall: 1 7/8 in x 7 5/8 in x 5 in; 4.7625 cm x 19.3675 cm x 12.7 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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