Taster Porringer


Diminutive basin-bowl porringer with square rim and shallow bossed bottom; cast, modified crown-type handle with tongued or linguiform bracket is pierced with 3 voids and struck once on top with partial oval touchmark of a fleur-de-lis between the raised serif letters "RL" for Richard Lee Sr. or Jr. Oval linen mark. Turning marks on underside of boss.

Date Made: ca 1788 - 1830

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New EnglandUnited States: MassachusettsUnited States: New HampshireUnited States: Vermont, SpringfieldUnited States: Massachusetts, BeverlyPlace Used: United States: New England

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Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Bequest of Dr. Joseph H. Kler

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1986.0027.48Accession Number: 1986.0027Catalog Number: 1986.0027.48

Object Name: porringer

Physical Description: pewter (overall material)Measurements: overall: 3/4 in x 3 1/4 in x 2 3/8 in; 1.905 cm x 8.255 cm x 6.0325 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746af-7a6d-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_303468

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