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EARLY AMERICAN COIN SILVER PORRINGER BY SAMUEL VERNON, NEWPORT, RI. Bombe bowl with pierced geometric handle which is engraved “H I”. The side of the bowl marked with a heart surrounding “SV” with a fleur-de-lis. Note: Samuel Vernon (1683-1737) was born in Narragansett, the second cousin of Edward Winslow. Admitted as a freeman in 1714, he was very active in civic duties, serving as Justice of the Peace from 1728 and as an assistant in the General Assembly 1729-37. He worked for the colony’s land claims against the Narragansett Indians and neighboring Massachusetts while maintaining a prolific silver shop and other mercantile activities alongside. SIZE: 7-1/2″ with handle. 5-1/4″ d. WEIGHT: 9 tr. oz. PROVENANCE: From a fine Augusta, Maine estate. CONDITION: Some small dents, slightly out of round. Otherwise very good. 9-29347 (800-1,200)

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Auction: Fine Art, Antiques & Asian - August 2013
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