Porringer of typical form: round bowl with bellied sides and dome or boss in center of base; "keyhole" handle attached at rim.
Mark(s): Struck in relief in center of bowl with "REVERE" in rectangle (see Kane, page 795, mark C).
Inscription(s): Engraved in foliate script on front of handle "NAG" for Nathaniel Gilman (1759-1847) of Exeter, New Hampshire and his first wife, Abigail Odlin, who married on December 29, 1785. Engraved on back of handle "N.G./to/S.A.G." to record the gift of the porringer to Sarah Almira Gilman (born August 29, 1827), who, according to family history, inherited the porringer on her grandfather's death in 1847. NOTE: Engraving on front of handle appears to be 19th century in date, and engraving on back of handle appears to be 20th century. JES 5/18/2010