Porringer

Object Number: 
INV.17
Date: 
ca. 1850
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 1/4 x 8 1/2 x 6 1/8 in. ( 5.7 x 21.6 x 15.6 cm )
Marks: 
molded: in handle: "W T" painted: in red ink on bottom: "N-90"
Description: 
Cast iron porringer with pierced, flanged handle.
Gallery Label: 
American iron porringers are very rare. An example similar to this one is at Old Sturbridge Village (see publications). Identical porringers marked "Kenrick" are found in America, manufactured by Archibald Kendrick of West Bromwich, England. The distinctive openwork fanribbed handle of the Kenrick was probably copied by American founders. The N-YHS example, however, bears no markings that clearly identify the maker or the place of manufacture.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Samuel V. Hoffman
Provenance: 
The George W. Nash Collection of Ulster County, New York Household Artifacts
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group