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Baby Gifts: Porringers

If youre looking for a novelty baby gift, sterling silver porringers are great gift ideas for that darling newborn. Patterns include sea life, historical stories, animals, and more. Many have plenty of room for custom engravings too. With different side, rim, foot, and handle options, find one that matches every style and represents every personality. With an antique sterling silver porringer, you can give something special that stands the test of time. These antique porringers can later be used as a beautiful decoration piece, or passed down for generations to come. With so many different options in our porringer collection, find that perfect baby gift today.
Baby Gifts: Porringers (24)


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BG832

Midcentury Modern sterling silver porringer with Noah’s Ark motif. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York. Straight sides with flared rim and solid shaped handle. On exterior is acid-etched frieze of single-file procession: a lion, goat, bear, camel – and so on through the animal kingdom. Destination Ark where Noah awaits. Hallmark includes pattern no. 23245A (first produced in 1947) and director’s letter M (1947-56). Very good condition with sharp definition.

Dimensions: H 1 7/8 x W 6 1/8 x... Click for details

Sale Price: $455.00
Listed Price $650.00
BG385

Sterling silver porringer. Made by Watrous (a division of International) in Wallingford, Conn., ca 1930. Curved sides and open handle inhabited by sweet rabbit: Bunny sits on haunches with limp forearms and erect pointy ears. Engraving brings out the stiff whiskers, soft fur, and absurdly big hindlegs. Hallmark includes no. 625. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 1 3/8 x W 6 3/4 x D 4 1/2 in. Weight: 3.6 troy ounces. #BG385

Sale Price: $276.50
Listed Price $395.00
BG803

Sterling silver porringer in Francis I pattern. Made by Reed & Barton in Taunton, Mass. Curved and tapering sides, foot ring, and solid scrolled cartouche handle with chased and repousse fruits on stippled ground. Hallmark includes pattern name and no. X569. Good condition.

Dimensions: H 1 7/8 x W 6 3/8 x D 4 3/4 in. Weight: 4 troy ounces. #BG803

Sale Price: $245.00
Listed Price $350.00
BP442

Pair of sterling silver open salts. Retailed by Tiffany & Co. in New York. Each: Bellied porringer with open tree handle. The traditional form in small scale. Hallmark includes no. 384. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 1 1/8 x W 3 3/4 x D 2 7/8 in. Total weight: 3.8 troy ounces. #BP442

Sale Price: $175.00
Listed Price $250.00
BP589

Sweet sterling silver porringer. Made by Webster in North Attleboro, ca 1940. Curved bowl and open tree handle. Bowl well has raised center with rabbit eating a bowl of porridge. A self-referencing design with cute pointy ears and voluminous napkin bib. Hallmark includes no. 19837. Very good condition with nice definition.

Dimensions: H 1.5 x W 6 x D 4 1/4 in. Weight: 2.7 troy ounces. #BP589

Sale Price: $192.50
Listed Price $275.00
BN572

Sterling silver children of the world porringer. Made by Kerr in Newark, ca. 1910. Slightly upward tapering sides, molded rim, and solid waisted handle. On exterior is acid-etched frieze of children riding animals, including a horse, reindeer, bear, and giraffe with the nationality or ethnicity in relief at bottom. Sweet and humorous. Hallmark includes model no. 1483 and retailer’s stamp Bailey, Banks & Biddle. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 1 5/8 x W 6 1/4 x D 4 3/8 in. Weight: 5.6 troy... Click for details

Sale Price: $455.00
Listed Price $650.00
BQ276

Unusual sterling silver porringer. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York, ca 1883. Sides fluted between egg-and-dart borders. Open tree handle heightened with fluid engraving. Hallmark includes pattern no. 7519 (first produced in 1883) and director’s letter M (1873-91). Very good condition.

Dimensions: H (with handle) 2 x W 7 3/4 x D 5 1/8 in. Weight: 8 troy ounces. #BQ276

Sale Price: $665.00
Listed Price $950.00
BP866

Sterling silver porringer. Made by Towle in Newburyport. Crimped bowl and solid handle with pierced oval. Beaded bowl and handle rims as well as beaded volute scrolls on handle. Jazzed-up tradition. Hallmark includes no. 105 and retailer’s name Bailey, Banks & Biddle. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 1 7/8 x W 7 3/4 x D 5 in. Weight: 5.6 troy ounces. #BP866

Sale Price: $556.50
Listed Price $795.00
BP754

Traditional sterling silver porringer. Bellied bowl and pierced vase handle. Hallmarked Goodnow & Jenks, a Boston maker active around the turn of the last century. Hallmark includes no. 26 and Boston retailer’s name Bigelow, Kennard & Co. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 2 x W 7 1/4 x D 5 1/8 in. Weight: 8.5 troy ounces. #BP754

Sale Price: $385.00
Listed Price $550.00
BF306

Sterling silver porringer with marine motif. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York, ca 1910. Bellied bowl with acid-etched fish darting through wave-style rinceaux. Frame comprising two seahorses (vacant). Handle open with engraved leaves. Hallmark includes pattern no. 5785A and director’s letter m (1907-47). Nice condition and patina.

Dimensions: H 2 (handle) x W 8 1/8 x D 5 7/8 in. Weight: 10.7 troy ounces. #BF306

Sale Price: $1,400.00
Listed Price $2,000.00
BN236

Sterling silver novelty porringer. Made by McChesney in Newark, ca 1910. Curved sides with acid-etched frames depicting the midnight ride of Paul Revere, when he announced “The British are coming.” Paul Revere’s Home, North Church, and Crossing Charles River are shown. One frame vacant apart from two lanterns – so there’s space to make a personal announcement. A wonderful piece of silver that celebrates a silversmith and his contribution to the American Revolution. Hallmark includes... Click for details

Sale Price: $556.50
Listed Price $795.00
BM782

Sterling silver novelty porringer. Made by Reed & Barton in Taunton, Mass., ca 1950. Plain and curved sides. Figural handle in form of seated harlequin clown and baby elephant on hind legs. Very sweet. Hallmark includes no. X31. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 1 7/8 x W 6 3/8 x D 4 1/4 in. Weight: 4 troy ounces. #BM782

Sale Price: $556.50
Listed Price $795.00
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