Two American Sterling Silver Porringers
Two American Sterling Silver Porringers, mid-20th century, each of traditional form, one by Reed & Barton, Taunton, Massachusetts, with embossed floral scroll band, l. 5-3/4", dia. 4", the other by Shreve & Co., San Francisco, California, with folded rim, l. 6-1/2", dia. 4-3/4", 8.80 total t. oz.
Reed & Barton. Overall Condition. Good. Five small dents around the bowl, the largest a 1/4" vertical crease, with a few more pinpoint dings scattered about. Marked (on the underside): "Reed & Barton / Sterling / X839". Shreve. Overall Condition: Very Good. No condition issues noted beyond light surface scratches consistent with age; no dents or repairs noted. Heavy gauge. Marked (on the underside) "Shereve & Co. / San Francisco / Sterling / 6317".