Porringer

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

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about 1780

Silver

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 Teftt and the late Stanton E. Teftt

2013.61

Geography

Place Made: United States, North America

Period

1600-1800

Object Name

Tools and Equipment: Food Service

Research Area

Decorative Arts

Not on view

Inscriptions

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.

Provenance

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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