Porringer-cover or strainer

18th century

Object Place: Massachusetts, United States


2.8 x 19.8 x 13.9 cm (1 1/8 x 7 13/16 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View




Silver hollowware


"JAE" in script on cover


"E * F" may stand for Elizabeth (Vergoose) Fleet (____-1694) the wife of Thomas Fleet (____-____) , or their daughter-in-law Elizabeth (Cazneau) Fleet (____-____), who married their son, John (____-____), as the donors also gave a porringer by David Jesse (1984.515) with this information.

From other family gifts, the following history has been used:

"According to family history, the Samuel Burt teapot, David Jesse porringer, a London-made creampot, a cup by Nathan Hobbs, and a small cann by Harris Stanwood and company were acquired at different dates and passed along the matrilineal line in the following manner: To their daughter, Mary Fleet (____-___), wife of Ephraim Eliot, M.D. (____-____), the son of Rev. Andrew Eliot D.D. and Elizabeth Langdon; to their daughter, Mary Fleet Eliot and her husband, Ezekiel Lincoln of Hingham, Massachusestts, to their daughter Helen Frances Lincoln (____-____) the wife of Rev. Charles Williams Duane; to their daughter Louise Duane (____-___), wife of Bodine Wallace; to her daughter, Emily Wallace, in 1947 who donated the teapot in 1985 with her husband, Franklin H. Williams."

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs Franklin H. Williams in memory of Louise Bodine Wallace