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Porringer, Unidentified "I.G." Touch

Decorative Arts

MAKER Unknown
  • Possible Place Made: New England, United States
  • DATES probably late 18th-early 19th century
    DIMENSIONS 1 3/4 x 7 3/8 x 5 in. (4.4 x 18.7 x 12.7 cm)
    MARKINGS Molded letters on underside of handle: "I G [possibly 'C']"
    INSCRIPTIONS Incised on underside of handle: "I B"
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 45.10.230
    CREDIT LINE Designated Purchase Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Round pewter porringer with flared, bent rim and raised dome in center of bottom; two parallel incised lines around bottom exterior edge of bowl. Attached openwork handle (soldered) in general triangular shape with crown form atop keyhole shape flanked by curling foliate forms. CONDITION: Fair; bent / misshapen around top edge; allover scratches, spots of discoloration, and dings; handle worn.
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