Thomas Cory British

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 710

With hard currency in short supply, American colonists invested large sums in silver plate. However, since British trade laws stipulated that colonists could only buy silver in a finished form, colonial silversmiths often had to melt down imported silver objects to gain access to the metal.

Porringer, Thomas Cory (British, active 1655–89), Silver, British, London

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