Porringer

Description
Basin-shaped porringer with narrow, flat rim and flat bottom; handle missing. No marks. Overall heavy wear and damage. Rim cracked where handle was attached; edges pushed down. Multiple holes in bottom.
The Copp Collection contains a variety of household objects that the Copp family of Connecticut used from around 1700 until the mid-1800s. Part of the Puritan Great Migration from England to Boston, the family eventually made their home in New London County, Connecticut, where their textiles, clothes, utensils, ceramics, books, bibles, and letters provide a vivid picture of daily life. More of the collection from the Division of Home and Community Life can be viewed by searching accession number 28810.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
porringer
date made
ca 1775
Physical Description
pewter (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1 3/4 in x 5 7/8 in; 4.445 cm x 14.9225 cm
place made
United States: New England
place used
United States: New England
ID Number
DL*006818
catalog number
006818
accession number
28810
See more items in
Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Copp Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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