Thomas Edwards (1701-1755). <em>Porringer</em>, 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_bw.jpg)

Porringer

Artist:Thomas Edwards

Medium: Silver

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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)

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Museum Location: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor

Accession Number: 86.180.1

Image: 86.180.1_bw.jpg,

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.

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