MAKER'S MARK OF PAUL REVERE, JR., BOSTON, CIRCA 1785
A SILVER PORRINGER
Maker's mark of Paul Revere, Jr., Boston, circa 1785
Of typical form, the keyhole handle engraved with monogram MW, marked in bowl with Kane mark B
87/8in. long over handle; 8oz. 10dwt.
The engraved initials on the handle are those of Mary Winthrop (1759-1848) who married Richard W. Parkin in 1786, thence by descent to Mary Parkin Saltonstall (1797-c.1880), daughter
Mary Parkin Saltonstall Woodward (1830-1921), daughter
Cornelia Whipple Woodward Catlin (d. 1881), daughter
Elizabeth Leverett Woodward Catlin (d. 1895), sister (married her sister's widower, Arnold Welles Catlin)
Reginald Woodward Catlin (b. 1886), son
Mary Cornelia Catlin (1892-1965), sister
Winifred Morris Catlin Cawley (b. 1903), half-sister (daughter of third marriage of Arnold Welles Catlin to Martha Morris)
Arnold Welles Catlin Cawley (b. 1925), son
Hobart House, Connecticut, 1979
A porringer engraved with the same script initials MW, appears to be a pair to the present example, and was sold in these Rooms, January 26, 1991, lot 58.