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DATES 1793–1802
DIMENSIONS 2 x 8 1/8 x 5 5/8 in. (5.1 x 20.6 x 14.3 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Impressed within chevron shape in handle, partially struck stamp: eagle within a round stamp with a serrated edge.
CREDIT LINE Designated Purchase Fund
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Pewter porringer; round bowl rises from flat bottom to slightly flaring sides and ends in narrow, flared lip. Attached openwork handle (soldered to side) consists of chevron shape flanked on each side by a large fish with mouth at bottom of handle, body curving outward along side, and a looped tail near top; ring at apex of handle between fish tails; small flowers and other decorative shapes around chevron. CONDITION: Good; edge of bowl slightly misshapen; allover light scratches and pitting; larger pit marks inside bowl; crack in edge of bowl near handle; patch of discolored spots near handle on inside of bowl; many small dents, especially around bottom. There appears to be a repair on outside of bowl near bottom.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Samuel Danforth. Porringer, 1793–1802. Pewter, 2 x 8 1/8 x 5 5/8 in. (5.1 x 20.6 x 14.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Designated Purchase Fund, 45.10.101. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 45.10.101.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 45.10.101.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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