Antique Silver George II Porringer made in 1749
An exceptional antique George II silver porringer with the original owner's initials engraved to one side. This porringer has excellent chased scrollwork, with a corded band three quarters of the way up.
|Made By||Humphrey Payne|
An exceptional antique George II silver porringer with the original owner’s initials engraved to one side.
This porringer has excellent chased scrollwork, with a corded band three quarters of the way up. It has fluted scroll handles and is of a lovely heavy weight – which is not often the case with porringers.
Porringers are two handled bowls, and some have a cover. They can also be known as caudle cups. The origin of the porringer was for porridge or potage (a type of broth which can be partially drunk or eaten with a spoon). From the 18th century onwards, porringers, cups and covers were used mainly as centrepieces or ornaments.
Dimensions: from handle to handle 16.5 cm, diameter 9.75 cm, height 9.5 cm; weight, 7.61 troy oz.
Humphrey Payne, son of Nicholas Payne of Ludlow in the County of Sallop tallowchandler, apprenticed to Roger Grange 15 August 1694 and turned over to Thomas Parr. Free, 1 November 1701. Address: Gutter Lane.
Signatory as “working goldsmith” to the petition complaining of the competition of “necessitous strangers” December 1711, and to that against assaying work of foreigners not having served seven years apprenticeship, February 1716.
Second and third marks (Sterling), undated, c. June 1720. Address: Cheapside. ‘Silversmith’. Livery, October 1708. Court, 1734. Warden, 1747-9. Died 2 August 1751, being the same day as Paul de Lamerie.
Heal records him as a plateworker, London 1697-9 (for which the evidence of his apprenticeship appears contradictory); Golden Cup, Gutter Lane, 1701-20; Hen and Chickens, Cheapside, 1720-40 (both these signs are incorporated in the corresponding marks); London, 1750; Humphrey and John Payne, goldsmiths and jewellers, Hen and Chickens, Cheapside, 1753-5.
His work, never in any way ambitious, appears to have been limited to plain domestic pieces in the hollowware category, covered cups, tankards, mugs, tea and coffee pieces. It is doubtful whether he produced candlesticks or other castings. While thoroughly competent, his work rarely shows any individuality of design.
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