Overall: 2 x 7 3/8 x 5 in. ( 5.1 x 18.7 x 12.7 cm ) Silver Weight: 6 oz (troy) 17 dwt (213 g)
Raised circular, shallow bowl, with sides curved-out from a stepped, flat, domed base, and back to an everted lip; cast, applied handle with pierced geometric shapes and inscribed scrolls on each side of the joint; engraved on the base, "C/ I * M" in block letters; maker's mark stamped on the base.
Purchase, Abbot-Lenox Fund
engraved: on the base: "C/ I * M" in block letters stamped: on the base: "PVD" in a rectangle, in roman letters
This porringer was a wedding gift to John and Maria Cruger who married in 1704. John Cruger (1677-1744) was mayor of New York, 1739 to 1744.
John (1678-1744) and Maria Cuyler Cruger (1678-1724); to their son Henry Cruger (1707-1780), who married Elizabeth Harris (1712-1760); to their son Henry Cruger (1739-1827), who married Caroline Elizabeth Blair (d. 1793); to their son John Cruger (1774-1812), who married Martha Ramsay (1774-1848); to their son Nicholas Cruger (1801-1868), who married Eliza Kortright (1802-1882); to their daughter Catherine Kortright Cruger (1829-1894), who married Gilbert Rodman Fox (1817-1892); to their daughter Frances M. Fox (1856-1931); to her nephew George Coleman Fox (1888-1976); acquired by collector John D. Kernan, Englewood, N.J., 1954; sold to Israel Sack, New York, 1962; purchased by N-YHS, 1962.
Krohn, Deborah, Peter Miller, and Marybeth De Filippis, eds., "Dutch New York Between East and West: The World of Margrieta van Varick." New York: Bard Graduate Center, New-York Historical Society, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2009, p. 318
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