A George I miniature silver Porringer or Drinking Cup.
A George I miniature Britannia silver porringer, or small drinking vessel, London 1717, the maker probably John Cowsey.
The exact purpose of these little porringer-shaped vessels remains unclearand they survive in relatively large numbers. It seems unlikely that they were ‘toys’, as produced by the Manjoy and the Claytons. Many are marked by William Fleming, who, like Cowsey, was apprenticed to Nathaniel Locke. Examples have also been noted by James Goodwn [an apprentice of Cowsey], Louis Laroche, and others.
Good. the base slightly convex.
Height – 2.80 cm.; Width – 7.20 cm.; Depth – 4.50 cm.; Weight – 13.80 gms.