Porringer

Porringer
Porringer
Porringer
Porringer
Title
Porringer
Date 
ca. 1705-1724
Medium 
Silver
Dimensions 
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)
Description 
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.
Credit Line 
Purchase, Abbot-Lenox Fund
Object Number 
1962.35
Marks 
engraved: on the base: "C/ I * M" in block letters stamped: on the base: "PVD" in a rectangle, in roman letters
Gallery Label 
This porringer was presented to John Cruger (1678-1744) and his wife, Maria Cuyler (1678-1724), who married in New York City in 1703. This porringer incorporates the distinctive "flowered" handle, one of two patterns popular in New York City during the early eighteenth century. Extensive wear on the bowl indicates that the porringer saw heavy usage.
Provenance 
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.
Bibliography 
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
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group