Overall: 2 1/4 x 8 x 5 5/8 in. (20.3 x 14.3 x 5.7 cm) Silver Weight: 11 oz (troy) 1.2 dwt (344 g)
Wrought and cast silver porringer; 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; maker's marks stamped on the base.
Gift of Mrs. Rufus King
stamped: on base: twice, "C*DUNN" in roman letters in a rectangle
This porringer was presented to Mary Alsop King (Mrs. Rufus King) by her father John Alsop (1724-1794), a New York merchant, on the occassion of the birth of her first son, John Alsop King (1788-1867), Governor of New York, 1857-1858. It was passed to Sarah Worthington King (Mrs. John Alsop King), who gave it to her great-grandson Rufus King (1871-1953), the husband of the donor.
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