Porringer

English (London)
about 1675
Marked by WS (possibly William Stephenson) (first mark entered 1775)


Object Place: Europe, London, England

Dimensions

H. 4.3 cm (1 11/16 in.); W. 19.6 cm (7 11/16 in.); Diameter (of rim) 13 cm (5 1/8 in.); Weight 221.1 gm (7 oz 2 dwt)

Accession Number

33.69

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

The round bowl has a flat base, with curved sides rising to a straight rim. The cartouche-shaped handle is pierced with shields and hearts in a symmetrical pattern.

Construction:
The bowl is raised. The cast handle is soldered to the rim.

Inscription

Armorials: Engraved on handle, an unidentified coat of arms (a stag statant, differenced with a crescent for second son)

Inscriptions: Engraved on underside of base, H*L

Markings

On rim near handle, maker's mark WS a mullet and two pellets above and below in a circle (Jackson, 1921, p. 136); maker's mark RN or RM a mullet below (possibly Jackson, 1921, p. 132; rev. ed. 1989, p. 134); leopard's head crowned; lion passant; indecipherable date letter

Provenance

Lord Ashbrook, American Art Galleries, New York, March, 1922, lot 524; Anonymous Gift 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)