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A Charles II Porringer & Stand.

London, 1661 by John Winterton.

Diameter of tazza: 15 3/4”; Weight: 75 oz. 12 dwt.

Engraved under base: “The Gift of Philip, Earl of Chesterfield, to Bowyer Adderley Esq, his Godson”.

Designed to hold a variety of mixed food and drink generally described as porridge, this particularly grand porringer retains its original stand and is decorated with boisterous baroque decoration.

The arms and crests—which post-date the cup by some 45 years--are for Bowyer Adderley of Hams Hall, Warwickshire. An unusual instance of a decidedly out-of-fashion object being given as a Christening present: one may imagine the Earl of Chesterfield, by this date a rich, aging roué rummaging around in the cupboards looking for something, anything, to pass along to yet another bl—dy Godchild. 

Provenance:
Given to Bowyer Adderley (1705-1747) of Hams Hall, by his Godfather Philip Stanhope, 2nd Earl of Chesterfield (1634-1714).
By descent to his great grandson, Charles Adderley, 1st Baron Norton (1846-1905).
Descent to his son 2nd Baron Norton (1846-1926).
Christie’s, London, 8 June 1909, lot 57, Property of a Nobleman (Lord Norton), sold to Garrard (£1,015).

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