A Time Remembered

Circa: 1920
Condition: Used
Manufacturer: Stede
This vintage pewter porringer is marked on the back: Stede under a horse's head.
A porringer is a small, usually pewter, dish from which Europeans and colonial Americans ate their gruel or porridge, or other soft foods. Porringers were usually cylindrical, between 4 inches to 6 inches in diameter, and 1 1/2 to 3 inches deep; they had a flat, sometimes ornately decorated handle, or sometimes two handles at opposite sides, on which the owner's initials were sometimes engraved and occasionally came with a lid. All authentic porringers today are considered to be rare - especially those made in America prior to the American Revolution because, when there became a shortage of lead for making bullets, the Americans and the British are said to have raided the nearby kitchens of all their pewterware, which was thought to be soft enough to use for their purposes.
In very good condition there is wear to the bowl from age which I have shown in my pictures and it measures 3/4 inch high, 5 3/4 inches long and 4 inches wide.
An addition to any Porringer Collection.
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