1999.0034 Silver Porringer side view
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Porringer

  • Category:

    Metals

  • Creator (Role):

    Paul Revere Jr. (Silversmith)

  • Place of Origin:

    Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, New England, United States, North America

  • Date:

    1755-1800

  • Materials:

    Silver

  • Techniques:

    Wrought, Cast, Engraved

  • Museum Object Number:

    1999.0034


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Object Number

1999.0034

Object Name

Porringer

Category

Metals

Credit Line/Donor

Gift of The Reverend Barbara Hebner in honor of her children

Creator (Role)

Paul Revere Jr. (Silversmith)
12/21/1734-05/10/1818
Paul Revere, son of a silversmith with the same name, apprenticed to his father in 1747. His father died in 1754, before Paul could complete his training. Although he was legally too young to inherit the business, he remained active there until he was twenty one, when he assumed control. During the ensuing five decades, Revere and his employees produced hundreds of household, personal, ceremonial, and commemorative silver artifacts for well-to-do Bostonians. Revere's daybooks record that he fabricated twenty-five ladles between 1781 and 1797, calling them tureen ladle, soup ladle, and in one instance, scalloped tureen ladle. For the most part, he made one in any given year, except for 1795, when he fashioned five, and 1796, when he made six.

Place of Origin

Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, New England, United States, North America

Date

1755-1800

Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Mark; Upper surface, center reserve; "┬ĚREVERE" stamped in a rectangle
2. Inscription; Handle, upper surface; "M+G / to / M+G" engraved

Materials

Silver

Techniques

Wrought, Cast, Engraved

Dimensions (inches)

1.969 (H) , 7.835 (L) , 5.276 (W) , 7.2312 (Weight)

Dimensions (centimeters)

5 (H) , 19.9 (L) , 13.4 (W) , 205 (Weight)

Object Description

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