Porringer

John Potwine, American, 1699 - 1792

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about 1725

Silver

Overall: 8 x 1 7/8 in. (20.3 x 4.8 cm)

Rim: 5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Purchased through a gift from Frank L. Harrington, Class of 1924

M.986.5.5

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

1600-1800

Object Name

Tools and Equipment: Food Service

Classification

Decorative Arts

Not on view

Inscription

Marked twice-on inside of bowl at center, and on bottom of handle: IP [pellet between, plus four above and one below, in shield-shaped cartouche]; engraved on handle: AC [flourish, five dots in nearly circular pattern, between] [over traces of original initials: IIR ?]

Exhibition History

New England Silver at Dartmouth College: A Tribute to Frank L. Harrington, Class of 1924, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 3-August 20, 1989, no. 60.

Salve Regina College, Newport, Rhode Island, May 17, 1964, no. 118.

Newton College of the Sacred Heart, Newton, Massachusetts, March 10, 1963, no. 118.

Publication History

Patricia E. Kane, Colonial Massachusetts Silversmiths and Jewlers, Hanover: University Press of New England, p. 780-782, 1998.

Barbara J. MacAdam, New England Silver at Dartmouth College: A Tribute to Frank L. Harrington, Class of 1924, Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 1989, no. 60.

The Cornelius C. Moore Collection of Early American Silver, Providence, Rhode Island, New York: Sotheby's, January 31, 1986, no.99.

American Silver 1670-1830: The Cornelius C. Moore Collection at Providence College, Providence, Rhode Island: Providence College, 1980, ill. p. 92-93, no. 108.

Provenance

Ex Collectors: J. Herbert Gebelein until 1960, Sotheby's until 01/1986, Firestone and Parson, Inc., Jewelers 01/1986- 02/1986

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