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Porringers, with their shallow bowls and attached ears, or handles, were widely used for both eating and drinking, and were made by pewterers in America from the colonial period until about 1825. The trefoil solid handle and pierced ("flowered") handles distinguishes these examples by Melville.


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creator   David Melville (1755-1793)
date   1776-1793
location   Newport, Rhode Island
diameter   5.25"
process/materials   pewter
item type   Household Goods/Food Service Tools & Equipment
accession #   #1901.11.072

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