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Porringer

Maker:
Paul Revere Jr. (American, Boston, Massachusetts 1734–1818 Boston, Massachusetts)
Date:
ca. 1760
Geography:
Made in Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
Overall: 2 x 8 3/8 in. (5.1 x 21.3 cm); 8 oz. 8 dwt. (260.8 g) Body: Diam. 5 11/16 in. (14.4 cm) Lip: Diam. 5 7/16 in. (13.8 cm)
Classification:
Silver
Credit Line:
Bequest of Alphonso T. Clearwater, 1933
Accession Number:
33.120.357
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 747
Bestowed in honor of a marriage or baptism, or as a gift to a child, silver porringers were popular presentation gifts throughout the eighteenth century. This one, which is marked by the famous patriot silversmith Paul Revere Jr., has a classic pierced handle known as the keyhole pattern.
Inscription: engraved on handle in shaded roman: A / B [device] H
engraved on body opposite handle: [coat of arms and crest with crossed branches below]

Marking: marked on underside of handle and inside bowl: P[pellet]REVERE (in rectangle)
Alphonso T. Clearwater; bequest to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1933.
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