porringer, large, with typical three perforation New York handle; family initials on base

Porringer, 1725

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Gift of James F. and Louise H. Bellexpand_more  32.34.1

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These two porringers demonstrate how little this form changed over half a century in New York. Shallow dishes or cups meant for everyday use, porringers commonly held foods such as soup or porridge. Typically, the body of a porringer would be raised and the handle would be cast and soldered on. Many times, molds for popular elements such as handles or spouts were shared among silversmith shops. For example, a Myer Myers porringer with a handle similar to the Parisien porringer (shown here at right) is currently on view in the exhibition "A Handsome Cupboard of Plate" in the Cargill Gallery, first floor.

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Title
Porringer
Artist Life
American, 1685-1750
Role
Maker
Accession Number
32.34.1
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porringer, large, with typical three perforation New York handle; family initials on base