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Porringer

Porringer

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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
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1 7/8 in x 8 in x 5 1/4 in; 4.7625 cm x 20.32 cm x 13.335 cm
ID Number
1980.0466.01
accession number
1980.0466
catalog number
1980.0466.01
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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