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Porringer

Porringer

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Description
Two-handled, bellied-bowl porringer with low-domed cover topped by three bud knops. Bowl has an angled rim, shallow bossed bottom and two, curved, open shell-and-scroll handles with T-shaped or linguiform brackets, while cover features gadrooned bands around edge and central boss; both pieces are engraved on theirs exteriors "•L•P•" in shaded serif letters. Small oval angel touchmark is struck three times side-by-side inside bottom. Turning marks and Linen marks at knops inside cover; additional turning marks on underside of belly and bottom on bowl.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
porringer
date made
1775 - 1800
place made
Europe
Physical Description
pewter (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 3 in x 6 in x 4 1/4 in; 7.62 cm x 15.24 cm x 10.795 cm
ID Number
DL.311693
catalog number
311693
accession number
64443
Credit Line
Bequest of Miss Elizabeth S. Stevens
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Food
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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