Antique Silver Porringer by John Murch of Plymouth c 1698
Antique Silver Porringer by John Murch of Plymouth c 1698

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Antique Silver William III Porringer made in c.1698


Maker: John Murch

This is a rare William III Britannia standard silver porringer of circular form.

Date 1698
Made By John Murch
Location Plymouth
Stock Number W222x41

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Maker: John Murch

This is a rare William III Britannia standard antique silver porringer of circular form. It is decorated, on the lower half of the main body, with alternate swirling flutes and lobes below a punched band of stylised foliate motifs.

The upper section displays a protruding lobed band, below an engraved band of crescents and stylised flower heads.

The porringer has rope-twisted handles and is engraved on the side with the initials “S:P” over “S:P” over “1698”

Dimensions: height 9.52 cm, width 10.16 cm

John Murch

John Murch worked in the Honiton area of Devon between 1823 and 1830. He was the son of William Murch of Exon, Devon. His father, William, was a linen draper.

Murch served a seven year apprenticeship from 1684 with William Cory, a goldsmith of London and Warminster. By 1694 he was in Plymouth.

Murch established himself as a silversmith in 18th century Plymouth. Plymouth was the ideal city to set up in business as it was a wealthy, bustling and vibrant city with many silversmiths and artisans. Exeter also had many skilled silversmiths, and as a result, an assay office was established in Exeter in 1700.

He became a well-known silversmith, and like many others, he worked in other jobs to supplement his income. He is listed as a surveyor of Highways for St. Andrews parish in 1709.

He designed and produced a variety of items, some of which have become very collectable. Many items are now held in museums.

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