Porringer

English (London)
1681–82
Marked by EG crowned anchor between, possibly for Edward Gibson


Object Place: Europe, London, England

Dimensions

H. 4.5 cm (1 3/4 in.); W. 20.6 cm (8 1/8 in.); Diameter (of rim) 13.2 cm (5 3/16 in.); Weight 207 gm (6 oz 13 dwt)

Accession Number

33.72

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

The round bowl has a slightly domed base, with curved sides rising to a straight rim. The handle is pierced with shields and quatrefoils in a symmetrical pattern.
Construction:
The bowl is raised. The cast handle is soldered to the rim.

Inscription

Pricked on handle, HS/CH/1684

Markings

On rim near handle, leopard's head crowned; maker's mark EG in a rectangle (Jackson, 1921, p. 131; rev. ed. 1989, p. 129); lion passant (repeated on underside of handle); date letter D

Provenance

Christie, Manson & Woods, London, December 6, 1899, lot 138; Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833–1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)