Daniel Henchman (American, 1730–1775)
Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts
5 x 20.9 cm (1 15/16 x 8 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
The raised porringer has convex sides, an everted rim, and a stepped and high-domed base. One center point appears inside bowl; two appear outside. The cast keyhole-style handle is soldered at right angles to the rim. Five closely grouped dents and a second group of two dents appear on the side.
This conventional porringer is one of only two published examples by Henchman.
This text has been adapted from “Silver of the Americas, 1600-2000,” edited by Jeannine Falino and Gerald W.R. Ward, published in 2008 by the MFA. Complete references can be found in that publication.
On handle, engraved I * P / to / H * P" in shaded roman letters facing bowl.
Under handle, within a rectangle, marked "Henchman" in upper and lower case.
Unverifiable history of ownership in the family of John Quincy Adams, by descent to a member of the Beckwith family, who sold it to the donor.
Bequest of Sydney DeYoung