Caster

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1800-1830
Medium: 
Pewter
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 1/2 x 1 7/8 in. ( 16.5 x 4.8 cm )
Description: 
Sugar caster with urn shaped body with square pedestal base; the screw on bell-shaped cover has vertical slots and the edges have light decoration; the finial is a beehive shape.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Samuel V. Hoffman
Object Number: 
1922.32
Provenance: 
Formerly of the George W. Nash Collection of Ulster County, New York Household Artifacts
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1830
eMuseum Object ID: 
37255
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Porringer

Classification: 
Date: 
1801-1856
Medium: 
Pewter
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 7/8 x 8 x 5 5/8 in. ( 4.8 x 20.3 x 14.3 cm )
Description: 
Bellied bowl basin with rounded sides and everted rim with pierced flowered handle bearing stamp and with rounded trefoil bracket linen mark.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Samuel V. Hoffman
Object Number: 
1922.20
Gallery Label: 

Samuel E. Hamlin followed in his father's footsteps as a gifted craftsman and pewterer, his career beginning in 1801 and continuing until 1856. Hamlin and his father, also named Samuel Hamlin, are particularly noted for their prodigious output of porringers, most having burned-on ears, or handles, of flowered type, such as on this example. Rhode Island pewterers, in general are remembered for their porringers, and their handles of flowered design are often referred to as Rhode Island handles. The senior Hamlin probably served his apprenticeship between 1760 and 1767 under Thomas Danforth II and possibly Jacob Whitmore, both of Middletown, Connecticut and is credited for first introducing the flowered handle into Rhode Island.

Provenance: 
Formerly of the George W. Nash Collection of Ulster County, New York Household Artifacts
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1856
eMuseum Object ID: 
37254
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Porringer

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1829
Medium: 
Pewter
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 7/8 x 8 5/8 x 5 3/8 in. ( 4.8 x 21.9 x 13.7 cm )
Description: 
Two-handled, flat bottomed with circular molded foot, shaped base, double reeded either side of mid-section with inscription, textured ring inside basin.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Samuel V. Hoffman
Object Number: 
1922.19
Gallery Label: 
This porringer most likely had a lid.
Provenance: 
Formerly of the George W. Nash Collection of Ulster County, New York Household Artifacts
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1829
eMuseum Object ID: 
37253
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Porringer

Classification: 
Date: 
20th century
Medium: 
Pewter
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/4 x 4 3/4 x 3 1/2 in. ( 3.2 x 12.1 x 8.9 cm )
Description: 
Bellied-bowl pewter porringer with "Old English" handle; no linen mark.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Samuel V. Hoffman
Object Number: 
1922.13
Gallery Label: 
According to Donald Fennimore, this is a 20th century creation.
Provenance: 
The George W. Nash Collection of Ulster County, New York Household Artifacts
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
0
eMuseum Object ID: 
37252
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Oil lamp

Classification: 
Date: 
1842-1880
Medium: 
Pewter, brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 x 4 7/8 in. ( 12.7 x 12.4 cm )
Description: 
Pewter oil lamp with saucer base, urn-shaped and domed reservoir.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Samuel V. Hoffman
Object Number: 
1920.39
Marks: 
struck: on lamp top: "ARCHER'S PATENT PHILADA JUNE 18TH 1842"
Provenance: 
Formerly of the George W. Nash Collection of Ulster County, New York Household Artifacts
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1880
eMuseum Object ID: 
37249
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Pair of candlesticks

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1800
Medium: 
Pewter
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 7/8 x 4 3/4 in. ( 25.1 x 12.1 cm )
Description: 
Pair of cast pewter candlesticks with shallow dome base, shouldered shaft with knop and cylinder socket with knop.
Object Number: 
INV.661ab
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1800
eMuseum Object ID: 
37236
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

cup

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1800
Medium: 
Pewter
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 x 3 in. ( 7.6 x 7.6 cm )
Description: 
Wrought and spun circular, pewter beaker flared at the lip and curved under to the flat circular base; four lines inscribed around the center.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Charles S. Fairchild
Object Number: 
1927.41
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1800
eMuseum Object ID: 
37203
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Candlesticks

Classification: 
Date: 
1600-1650
Medium: 
Pewter
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 7/8 x 5 1/8 in. ( 7.3 x 13 cm )
Description: 
One of a pair of pewter candlesticks with bell shaped base and baluster shaped shaft.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Katharine Prentis Murphy
Object Number: 
1967.54a
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1650
eMuseum Object ID: 
37174
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

porringer

Classification: 
Date: 
1761-1800
Medium: 
Pewter
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 7/8 x 7 x 4 7/8 in. ( 4.8 x 17.8 x 12.4 cm )
Description: 
Round shallow bowl with indented domed base, and banded collared rim, cusped and pierced old English handle.
Credit Line: 
Purchase, Foster-Jarvis Fund
Object Number: 
1966.4
Marks: 
molded: under pierced handle: "FB" with fleur-de-lys within beaded circle
Gallery Label: 
According to the donor, this porringer by Frederick Bassett of New York and Connecticut, was from the collection of Thomas and Constance Williams. As with a number of tradesmen, Bassett fled New York City during the American Revolution. He had worked in New York from 1761 to 1780, but settled in Hartford, Connecticut where he continued to produce pewter works from 1780 to 1785. He returned to New York in 1785 and worked until his death in 1799. During his short time in Hartford, Bassett must have influenced some of the Connecticut pewterers, namely Samuel Danforth who adapted some of Bassett's designs.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1800
eMuseum Object ID: 
37170
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Porringer

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1800-1850
Medium: 
Pewter
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5/8 x 3 1/8 x 2 in. ( 1.6 x 7.9 x 5.1 cm )
Description: 
Set of three small porringers with beaded rim and rounded sides and pierced geometric handles.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Katharine Prentis Murphy
Object Number: 
1964.82a-c
Gallery Label: 
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. These small porringers may have been used as toys or wine tasters. Regardless, the small size, basin shape, and unusual handle shape are noteworthy.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1850
eMuseum Object ID: 
37138
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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