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Porringer, Unidentified "W.N." Mark

Decorative Arts

MEDIUM Pewter
  • Possible Place Made: New England, United States
  • DATES probably late 18th-early 19th century
    DIMENSIONS 1 3/4 x 6 3/4 x 4 3/4 in. (4.4 x 17.1 x 12.1 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS Molded letters on underside of handle: "W. N"
    INSCRIPTIONS Lightly incised initials on underside of handle, in script: "A P[?]"
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 45.10.226
    CREDIT LINE Designated Purchase Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Porringer, Unidentified "W.N." Mark, probably late 18th-early 19th century. Pewter, 1 3/4 x 6 3/4 x 4 3/4 in. (4.4 x 17.1 x 12.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Designated Purchase Fund, 45.10.226. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, 45.10.226.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Highly polished, round pewter porringer with flared, bent rim and raised dome in center of bottom. Attached openwork handle (soldered) in general triangular shape with crown form atop keyhole shape flanked by curling foliate forms. CONDITION: Good; minor scratching; spots of discoloration; few dings; handle worn.
    RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (76%)
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