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Catalog Number DEC.009
Title porringer
Artist Casey, Samuel
Date 1745 circa; 1750-1773 (NHS)
Description Antique American silver porringer made by Samuel Casey, South Kingston and Newport, R.I., having an openwork keyhole designed handle, initialed CTP, (Christofer and Patience Townsend), 5-inch diameter bowl, fine condition, circa 1745. (Simon Nager, 1979); handle is rococo style, Keyhole design. (Newport Historical Society)
Object Name Porringer
Material Metal (silver)
Dimensions H-2 Dia-5 inches
Credit line Gift of Miss Ellen Townsend
Provenance Originally owned by Christopher and Patience (Easton) Towsend
Signed Name S. CASEY
Signed Name Location On bottom of handle
Additional Inscriptions and Marks Written on by Newport Historical Society on base: 10.1.26
Inscription Type Inscription
Inscription Technique Etched
Inscription Location Handle
Inscriptions and Marks initialed: CTP [Christofer and Patience Townsend]
Collection Decorative Arts
People Townsend, Ellen
Casey, Samuel
Notes Red paper slip originally on box "Exhibit Met April"