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DATES 1805–1820
DIMENSIONS 1 7/8 x 7 3/8 x 5 1/8 in. (4.8 x 18.7 x 13 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Mark impressed on keyhole-shaped section in center of handle: partially struck or worn stamp of an eagle with spread wings behind a shield, lines with stars on end (rays?) radiate from behind eagle's head; below eagle on right, "B."; below eagle on left, illegible letter [probably "T."]; all within a beaded frame in general shape of figure 8 (or two horseshoes placed end to end). [Lower section of stamp is illegible.]
INSCRIPTIONS Inscribed on underside in red paint : "39.33L-36" (old accession #)
CREDIT LINE Designated Purchase Fund
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Highly polished pewter porringer; round bowl rises from flat bottom to squat, bulging body with flaring lip. Flat, triangular handle soldered to side is decorated with a crown, curving foliate designs, and openwork. CONDITION: Good; overall scratches and pitting; deep pit marks, especially on inside bottom and handle; large gouge (manufacturing imperfection?) around edge of underside.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Thomas Danforth Boardman (American, 1784–1873). Porringer, 1805–1820. Pewter, 1 7/8 x 7 3/8 x 5 1/8 in. (4.8 x 18.7 x 13 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Designated Purchase Fund, 45.10.92. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 45.10.92.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 45.10.92.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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