Early Closure

On Saturday, February 22, Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution will close at 2 pm, and the Museum will close at 5 pm.

Porringer

Object Number: 
1964.83
Date: 
ca. 1875-1900
Medium: 
Pewter
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5/8 x 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in. ( 1.6 x 8.6 x 5.4 cm )
Description: 
Taster porringer with bead rim, round sides, and a pierced keyhole handle.
Gallery Label: 
According to the donor, this porringer was made by Richard Lee, but there are no maker's mark. Richard Lee was an itinerant pewterer who, like many craftsmen, combined his trade with other vocations. According to his own account, he also served at various times as a preacher, a tanner, a merchant, and an herb doctor. The Lees made many small porringers that may have been used as toys or wine tasters.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Katharine Prentis Murphy
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group