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Porringer, with Unidentified "R.G." Touch

Decorative Arts and Design

MAKER Unknown
  • Possible Place Made: New England, United States
  • DATES probably late 18th–early 19th century
    DIMENSIONS 1 7/8 x 6 1/8 x 4 1/2 in. (4.8 x 15.6 x 11.4 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS Molded letters on underside of handle: "R G."
    ACCESSION NUMBER 45.10.229
    CREDIT LINE Designated Purchase Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Highly polished, round pewter porringer with flared, bent rim and raised dome in center of bottom. Attached openwork handle (soldered) in general triangular shape with crown form atop keyhole shape flanked by curling foliate forms. CONDITION: Good; allover scratching, spots of discoloration, and a few dings; handle worn.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Unknown. Porringer, with Unidentified "R.G." Touch, probably late 18th–early 19th century. Pewter, 1 7/8 x 6 1/8 x 4 1/2 in. (4.8 x 15.6 x 11.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Designated Purchase Fund, 45.10.229. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 45.10.229.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 45.10.229.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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