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Redware Porringer


Redware Porringer, Thin-Walled Handled Cup-Like Vessel, Ovoid with Footed Base and Ribbed Handle.  A lovely piece of Redware with a great glaze and an unusual form. They were used to hold food that was eaten with a spoon, such as soup, stew or porridge. Inventories  of the day show these to be made in three sizes and I believe this one to be the smallest. As such, they were an item of daily table service and had a high mortality rate.  This one is a survivor . . . Likely Shenandoah Valley, Possibly Bell, Circa 1800

(Scattered glaze loss near handle from use; some interior glaze loss otherwise very good condition; height: 2.25 , diameter: 3.25 )

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