Thomas Clark Cast Iron Porringer c. 1839-1870
An excellent 1-1/2 pint capacity enamel-lined porringer from the Thomas Clark and Company foundry of
Wolverhampton England, c. 1839-1870. Clark patented his enamel coating in 1839 and, free of metallic oxides, it
was considered the best.
The porringer is 7-7/8" in total length with a 5-3/4" diameter basin. The porringer stands 2-5/8" tall.
See Fennimore Iron at Winterthur pages 106-109 for a nearly identical example (except in the half-pint size) in the
Cast-marked on the bottom Clark's Patent and 1 1/2 Pint in script. In excellent condition, including the enamel,
there are no cracks or breaks in the iron.
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