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Pewter Porringer

Rare 18th-century American pewter porringer. Possibly of New York origin. Three rings around the top, and the handle design points to its origin being New York.

Object number: 2001.1.5

Dimensions: Height 1 3/4”; diameter 4 7/8”; handle 2"long and 2 3/4” wide at its extreme (triangular shaped).



What visitors say

Thank you so much for leading us on a guided tour of the Joel Lane House! I had no idea that the kitchen was separate from the main house, and how different the two are. I had always assumed that the most dangerous job for a slave was in the fields, but your expertise showed me that the kitchen (because of the heat and potential for fire) was actually the most dangerous for a slave woman…

Maggie