Porringer

Porringer

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Description
Diminutive basin-bowl porringer with narrow horizontal rim and flat bottom incised once around center inside; partial cast flower-type handle with tongued or linguiform bracket is pierced with 2 voids and has a raised foliate motif on top featuring an undulating stem with two leaves. Small sink hole from tinker's dam used to burn handle on to bowl. Faint turning marks on bottom underside.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
porringer
date made
1770 - 1820
place made
United States: New England
place used
United States: New England
Physical Description
pewter (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 7/8 in x 3 3/4 in x 2 3/4 in; 2.2225 cm x 9.525 cm x 6.985 cm
ID Number
DL.388327
catalog number
388327
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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