The porringer–a forerunner of the modern bowl–was a popular form in 18th-century American silver. This porringer was made by John Coney, who is considered among the most significant silversmiths in early 18th-century Boston. Coney can be considered the “artistic grandfather” of Paul Revere, since he taught Revere’s father, Apollos Rivoire, the silversmith’s art. Comparable examples […]