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Porringer

  • Category:

    Metals

  • Creator (Role):

    Paul Revere Jr. (Inspiration for fake)

  • Place of Origin:

    Mid-Atlantic, North America

  • Date:

    1934-1945

  • Materials:

    Silver

  • Museum Object Number:

    2019.0041.185


  • Complete Details



Object Number

2019.0041.185

Object Name

Porringer

Category

Metals

Credit Line/Donor

Gift of Wunsch Americana Foundation

Creator (Role)

Paul Revere Jr. (Inspiration for fake)
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

Mid-Atlantic, North America

Date

1934-1945

Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Mark; ; Revere

Materials

Silver

Dimensions (inches)

10.8997 (Weight)

Dimensions (centimeters)

309 (Weight)

Measurement Notes

Alloy analysis in 1980 indicated: SIlver 88.67%. Copper 11.18%, Gold 0.08%, and Lead 0.02%.

Object Description

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Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Article] Carlson, Janice H. & Fennimore, Donald L. 1983 The Fakes. The Stevens Indicator. 100 (4)