Porringer

Description
Bowl-shaped porringer with bulging sides, slightly angled rim, and large boss bottom with narrow rounded gutter; cast handle is pierced in a keyhole pattern with 13 voids and engraved on front "E+H" in serif letters facing in. Struck three times along rim exterior and bottom inside "PS" in raised serif letters inside a curvilinear shield. Weight engraved on bottom underside "oz / 8=8". Centerpoint on bottom underside.
Maker is Philip Syng, Jr. (1703-1789); working, 1742-1772. Born in Cork, Ireland, and emigrated with family to Philadelphia, PA, in 1714.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
porringer
date made
before 1767
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
Measurements
porringer with cut handle: 20 cm x 13.2 cm; 7 7/8 in x 5 3/16 in
overall: 1 7/8 in x 8 in x 5 1/4 in; 4.7625 cm x 20.32 cm x 13.335 cm
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
ID Number
1980.0466.01
accession number
1980.0466
catalog number
1980.0466.01
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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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