02-19-2006 02-19-2006
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2308 Boston
February 19, 2006 11:00 AMCalender

Silver Porringer

Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2308 Location: Boston Date / Time: February 19, 2006 11:00AM


Silver Porringer, Jonathan Clarke, Newport, (1734-55) and Providence, (after 1755) Rhode Island, circular bulbous bowl with slightly angled rim, domed bottom, cast handle pierced in a keyhole pattern with eleven voids, stamped "J:CLARKE" on back of handle and engraved "S*P/M*H" on front of handle, (small handle break), ht. 1 7/8, bowl dia. 5 1/2, wd. 8 1/8 in., approx. 8 troy oz.

Note: According to a note accompanying the bowl, the porringer was from the Rogers family, "'S' on handle possibly Smith from Portsmouth" and "Pratt definitely Portsmouth, R.I."
Estimate $800-1,200

There are 2 repaired splits on the handle near where it attaches to the bowl,
minor light wear.


Rhode Island, Jonathan Clarke, Portsmouth