Porringer

Porringer

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Description
Bellied-bowl porringer with angled rim and bossed bottom; cast crown handle with triangular bracket is pierced with 11 voids and struck once on top with "TD&SB" touchmark for Thomas Danforth Boardman and Sherman Boardman across a keyhole-shape shield below a five-pearl (ducal) coronet with matte ground. Diamond or lozenge linen mark with sink hole from tinker's dam used to burn handle on to bowl. Fine turning marks around upper half of bowl exterior; wide turning marks on underside of boss.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
porringer
date made
1810 - ca 1840
place made
United States: Connecticut, Hartford
place used
United States: New England
Physical Description
pewter (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1 7/8 in x 7 3/8 in x 5 in; 4.7625 cm x 18.7325 cm x 12.7 cm
ID Number
DL.388321
catalog number
388321
accession number
182022
Credit Line
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Arthur M. Greenwood
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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