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Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
DATES 1791-1806
DIMENSIONS 2 1/8 x 7 1/2 x 5 1/4 in. (5.4 x 19.1 x 13.3 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Impressed on top of handle in center: partially struck circular stamp containing "W. [anchor] B."
INSCRIPTIONS Incised initials on underside of bowl around flat foot: "A A" and "R A [C?]"
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CREDIT LINE Designated Purchase Fund
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CAPTION William Billings. Porringer, 1791-1806. Pewter, 2 1/8 x 7 1/2 x 5 1/4 in. (5.4 x 19.1 x 13.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Designated Purchase Fund, 45.10.33. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 45.10.33.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 45.10.33.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Round pewter porringer with flared, bent rim and raised dome in center of bottom. Attached handle (soldered) in general triangular shape with fancy openwork. CONDITION: Good; minor scratching around bowl; few spots of discoloration; gouge on edge of center of bowl corresponds to gouge on underside; pitting and small hairline crack in handle.
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