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On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
DATES ca.1750
DIMENSIONS 2 x 5 1/2 x 8 in. (5.1 x 14 x 20.3 cm) Other (Top Diameter): 5 1/2 in. (14 cm) Other (Bottom Diameter): 4 3/8 in. (11.1 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Stamped on inside bottom of bowl and also on side exterior, proper left of handle: "TE" in rectangle.
INSCRIPTIONS Engraved on top of handle, in center: "I H [raised above an *] S"
CREDIT LINE Gift of Wunsch Americana Foundation, Inc.
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Porringer, silver. Shallow bowl with sides curving out from stepped, domed bottom and back to averted lip. Applied, pierced "key-hole" handle. CONDITION: Normal wear, scratches and dents with an especially deep dent onside of bowl opposite handle. Much solder at juncture of handle and bowl. Old repair at dome step in center of bottom where silver has broken through. Breaks in the silver at edge where side meets bottom.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CAPTION Thomas Edwards (1701–1755). Porringer, ca.1750. Silver, 2 x 5 1/2 x 8 in. (5.1 x 14 x 20.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Wunsch Americana Foundation, Inc., 86.180.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 86.180.1_mark_cropped_bw.jpg)
IMAGE mark, cropped, 86.180.1_mark_cropped_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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