Overall: 5/8 x 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in. ( 1.6 x 8.6 x 5.4 cm )
Taster porringer with bead rim, round sides, and a pierced keyhole handle.
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.
Gift of Katharine Prentis Murphy
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.