Porringer, Josiah Austin (1719/20–ca. 1780), Silver, American

Porringer

Maker:
Josiah Austin (1719/20–ca. 1780)
Date:
1750–76
Geography:
Made in Charlestown, Massachusetts, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
Overall: 1 15/16 x 8 in. (4.9 x 20.3 cm); 8 oz. (248.5 g)
Lip: Diam. 5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm)
Body : Diam. 5 7/16 in. (13.8 cm)
Classification:
Silver
Credit Line:
Bequest of Alphonso T. Clearwater, 1933
Accession Number:
33.120.324
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 774
Inscription: engraved on handle in shaded roman: G [device] E / S [device] G / 1776
engraved on bowl opposite handle in shaded gothic: J, G, G, / 1869

Marking: marked inside center of bowl: J [pellet] AUSTIN (in rectangle)
[note- bottom of J is partially effaced.]
Julia Gardiner Gorham (Mrs. J.D. Brannan) (b. 1848), 1869; sold to Alphonso T. Clearwater, 1921; bequest to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1933.