Samuel Hamlin Jr. Porringer
This 5 3/8” d. flower handle porringer is marked by Samuel Hamlin, Jr. of Providence, RI, 1801-1856. Mark is J-163. Hamlin is well known for his flower handle porringers. In A History of American Pewter, revised & enlarged edition by Charles Montgomery, on his list of 100 great examples of American pewter on page 251 he shows this form for its stylistic attributes and early date.