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Porringer

West Bromwich, England

1800-1835

Maker

William Bullock & Company (established 1791)

Measurements

2 in x 7-7/8 in x 5-5/8 in (dia)

Materials

Iron

Credit Line

Historic Odessa Foundation, gift of H. Rodney Sharp

Accession Number

1959.3665

Inscription

“BELLEVUE” is stamped into the top of the handle.  Part of the maker’s name, “. . . ock & C. . . .” and “1 Pint,” is visible on the bottom.

Condition Notes

The iron is pitted, and one side of the bowl has a casting crack.

Provenance

Ex coll. H. Rodney Sharp

Comments

The cast iron porringer has a floral-style pierced handle, similar to pewter examples of the same time period.  The rim of the one-pint bowl flares outward slightly.

The Bullock firm, located on Spon Lane, was founded in 1791.  The Bellevue name on the handle identifies the owner.