15 - 16 January 2004
A SILVER PORRINGER
MID TO LATE 18TH CENTURY
Circular, with everted rim, the keyhole handle engraved MEHETABEL GARDINER, apparently unmarked
7¾in. long over handle; 7oz. 10dwt.
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Mehetabel Gardiner was the second wife of David Gardiner (1691-1751) of Gardiner's Island, New York. Their marriage was brief, as Gardiner's first wife, Rachel Schellenger, died in 1744 and he died in 1751.
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