Porringer and cover

Object Number: 
ca. 1820
overall with cover: 4 1/8 x 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 in. ( 10.5 x 14 x 21 cm )
engraved: on handle: "H R" in bright-cut script stamped: on base: "G.FORBES" in roman letters in a rectangle
Wrought and cast silver porringer with cover; circular, shallow bowl, with sides curved-out from a flat base, and back to an everted lip; cast, applied handle with pierced geometric shapes; handle engraved, "H R" in bright-cut script; stepped, domed cover, flat at the center to support a cast, dog finial; maker's mark stamped on the base.
Gallery Label: 
This porringer belonged to New York statesman Henry Remsen (1762-1843). Garret Forbes, the maker, was one of three silversmith sons of William Garret Forbes, whose work is widely represented in the Society's collection.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Waldron Phoenix Belknap, Sr.; The Waldron Phoenix Belknap, Jr. Collection
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group