Samuel Bartlett, American, 1752 - 1821
Joseph Loring, American, 1743 - 1815


about 1780


Diameter: 5 5/8 in. (14.3 cm)

Length: 8 1/2 in. (21.6 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of M. Elaine Tefft and the late Stanton E. Tefft



Place Made: United States, North America



Object Name

Tools and Equipment: Food Service

Research Area

Decorative Arts

Not on view


Engraved on handle: L /IM / 1765 [later addition]; marked under handle: S. BARTLETT in rectangle]/ JL [in cursive, in rectangle]

Exhibition History

American Art, Colonial to Modern, Israel Sack Gallery and Rush Family Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 26, 2019-September 12, 2021.

The Rococco Style in New England Silver, The Harrington Silver Case, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 17, 2014.

Publication History

Patricia E. Kane, Colonial Silversmiths and Jewelers (New Haven: Yale University Art Gallery, 1998), 181, 670.


Harriette G. Miller of Whimsey Antiques, Arlington, VT, by 1967 (her advertisement illustrating the porringer appeared in the August 1967 issue of Antiques Magazine, p. 139); possibly Stephen Ensko (New York dealer, 1897–1969); possibly sold to his frequent customer Marjorie Doyle Rockwell, Loudonville, New York (1910–1995), until 1995; sold at Northeast Auctions, Manchester, N.H., “Important New Hampshire Auction : The Collection of Marjorie Doyle Rockwell, Loudonville, New York,” lot 429 (color illus.), November 5, 1995, to M. Elaine Tefft and Stanton E. Tefft (d. 2003); given to present collection, 2013.

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