Robert Bonynge was an 18th century Boston pewterer whose working dates were 1731-63. Surviving examples of this man’s pewter are rare. Today, 18th century American mugs with fishtail terminal handles which exist are as scarce as hen’s teeth.
We would like to thank our friend Wayne Hilt of Hilt Pewter for his help in creating this handle pattern from an original example. We love...
A friend who is a customer asked me to make him a Pint Tulip Tankard a long time ago. He checks in from time to time to see how I’ve progressed with his request. I finally created a piece which I think he’ll enjoy looking at and enjoy using. This is a brand new design, combining the graceful lines of the tulip mug with a tankard lid.
The Lee Basin Porringer is the largest in our product line with a bowl that measures 6″ in diameter. The Basin Bowl type has a flat bottom, a slightly tapered side, and a narrow, flared rim. The flower handle design on the Lee Porringer is a unique form, made only by Richard Lee and Richard Lee, Jr. The handle is beautiful and balances well with the larger bowl.
The William Bradford, Jr. Porringer is yet another 18th century “Old English” type handle with a large (pint) bowl with two incised lines in the rim. Bradford was active in New York City between 1719- 1785, and surviving examples of this man’s work are rare. This is one of my favorite porringer handles.
The Small Heart Handle Porringer is a reproduction of a late 18th, early 19th century American piece whose exact maker has yet to be identified. The handle is sweet with its three hearts and crescent moon apertures. This is a very popular baby gift!
The Dolphin Handle Basin Bowl Porringer is another classic style which I love. It was inspired by an original example made by Samuel Danforth, Hartford, CT , 1795 -1816. Many thanks to friend, fellow pewter enthusiast and antique pewter dealer, Wayne Hilt, for helping me create this rare handle design!
Last summer, I acquired a rare 18th century geometric handle porringer at auction. I’ve waited many years to find one, and with it for inspiration, we now have our 8th different large porringer handle design!
The Medium Porringer with Old English Handle has a new look. We’ve abandoned the basin bowl and gone to the larger, 4.25″ bowl used on the Flower Handle and Med. Jones Porringers.
The Old English Handle is larger than is predecessor as well. The overall length of handle and bowl on this porringer is 6″. A classic form with many potential uses!
The Crown Handle Porringer is a reproduction of an 18th century porringer that I believe was made in Boston.
It has a 5.25″ diameter bowl which was referred to as a pint capacity. These were multi-purpose vessels that were used to eat from, to drink from and to use as measures. In fact, if you look at the inventories of 18th century pewterers, they list the porringers by their capacity...
The Medium Porringer Flower Handle is a piece my father reproduced many years ago. I believe he copied a 19th century porringer made by the Cincinnati, Ohio firm of Flagg & Homan. It is a wonderful handle design. Most medium size porringer bowls are 4.25″ in diameter.
The Large Jones Porringer is a reproduction of one made in the late 18th century by Providence, Rhode Island pewterer, Gershom Jones, circa 1774 -1809. This was the first piece my father reproduced years ago. It is also special because I grew up in Providence.
This type of handle is referred to as a flower handle and it is a beautiful and classic form. In addition to the large, we also...
The Medium Jones Porringer is a reproduction of one made in the late 18th century by Providence, Rhode Island pewterer, Gershom Jones, circa 1774 -1809. This was the first piece my father reproduced years ago. It is also special to me, because I grew up in Providence.
This type of handle is referred to as a flower handle and it is a beautiful and classic form. In addition to the large,...