A porringer is a small shallow round bowl with one (or two) handles. Back in the early 1600 -1700's one would eat their gruel, porridge or soft food from this little dish. This one came from England and has a sticker that says "Old Castle" on it. My guess at age is around the 1970's. It has a wonderful patina and the flat handle on this porringer is in a shell shape. People give these to new babies since our portions are much bigger then what this little bowl can hold. Overall size of this piece is 3" in diameter and ¾" high. In good condition just needs a bit of polishing if you don't like the patina.