Diam: 14 cm
Gift of David Berg, New York, to American Friends of the Israel Museum, In memory of his mother Ida Berg
Accession number: B83.0464
A Charles II silver bleeding bowl or porringer, engraved with a crest. The definition of the term porringer has always been debated. In England it meant a two handled bowl, while in the United States it meant a single flat handled bowl such as this one. It is this single handled bowl which is known in England as the bleeding bowl, but expert opinion is divided as to its use.
The Eighteenth Century English Dining Room, Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir