Porringer

Object Number: 
1964.82a-c
Date: 
ca. 1800-1850
Medium: 
Pewter
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5/8 x 3 1/8 x 2 in. ( 1.6 x 7.9 x 5.1 cm )
Description: 
Set of three small porringers with beaded rim and rounded sides and pierced geometric handles.
Gallery Label: 
Richard Lee was an itinerant pewterer who, like many craftsmen, combined his trade with other vocations. According to his own account, he also served at various times as a preacher, a tanner, a merchant, and an herb doctor. The Lees made many small porringers that may have been used as toys or wine tasters. These small porringers may have been used as toys or wine tasters. Regardless, the small size, basin shape, and unusual handle shape are noteworthy.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Katharine Prentis Murphy
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group