Attributed Gershom Jones Flower Handle Porringer, c. 1795
A fine example of a late eighteenth, early nineteenth century flower handle porringer attributed to Gershom Jones of
Providence Rhode Island. Gershom made a four different flower handle porringers and this one is not often
photographed. The 5" diameter bowl has a few small minor surface imperfections. Note the chatter marks below the
linen mark. There are no dents or dings or repairs.
A single earlier porringer with a stag mark from the same mold, presumably from Boston according to scholars, is
known but is not attributed to Gershom Jones (see An American Pewter Collection - The Collection of Dr. Melvyn and
Bette Wolf, item #590).
An excellent condition example at a fraction of a marked example.
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