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Porringer

1683-1684
Origin: England, London
OL: 7 1/2"; DIAM(body): 5 3/8"; DIAM (rim): 5 1/16; DIAM (base) 2 1/2"; OH: 1 7/8"
Silver (Sterling)
Museum Purchase
Acc. No. 1963-127
Porringer; wide circular bowl of squat proportions with nearly vertical rim on short convex body bellied just above a flat base; case pierced handle soldered to body below rim and placed at an angle slightly above horizontal.
Provenance:Spink & Son Ltd., London
Acquired by CWF in 1963
Mark(s):1) Sponsor's mark "SN" in block letters with two pellets above and a mullet below within a heart, 2) leopard's head crowned, 3) lion passant, and 4) date letter, capital F in shield, on face of rim to right of handle; leopard's head crowned and lion passant on underside of handle.
Inscription(s):Owners' inscriptions "*R*" and "T*E" in block letters engraved on face of handle (unidentified); "M*D" in script letters on underside of base (added, unidentified).