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Georgian Silver Child's Porringer     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S1485
Period: George III
Year: 1770
Silversmith: William Skeen
Place: London
Price: $ 540.00
Weight: 56 grams
Dimensions: 7.6 cm diameter, 6.1 cm height
Condition: Good, handles have been repaired, small dents to base.

Description: A lovely antique silver child's porringer, in traditional Queen Anne style, although it was made in Georgian times. The porringer has a central cartouche with script initials MB, which are Victorian in style so would have been added by a later owner. The porringer is decorated with curved lobes and flutes, and the cartouche is surrounded by foliage. The porringer also has punched floral decoration, and the S shaped handles are banded. The gauge is quite thin, more suited for display than for use. The base of the porringer is engraved "RB over IG, 1769", in contemporary engraving, indicating the porringer could have originally been a wedding present, or a christening present for a child born the following year. Porringers of the small (child's size) size are quite rare, few have survived. The hallmarks are very clear, and although the makers mark punch has some wear, it is still legible.
Georgian Silver Child's Porringer
Georgian silver Child's porringer

Georgian Silver Child's Porringer
Initials

Georgian Silver Child's Porringer
Handle

Georgian Silver Child's Porringer
Detail 1

Georgian Silver Child's Porringer
Detail 2

Georgian Silver Child's Porringer
Interior

Georgian Silver Child's Porringer
Hallmarks and engraving

Georgian Silver Child's Porringer
Scale

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