Condition: In very good condition, with medium-light grey original surface patina.
Reference: See The Journal of the Pewter Society Autumn 2001 & Spring 2015.
Additional Information: Rare pint capacity pewter bottle measure [for wine], which in
this size is possibly a unique survivor. Contrary to previous wisdom, these vessels were
not created to serve as bottle drainers. They were used as a bottle measure to detect
the capacity of glass wine bottles in the days before they could be made accurately,
which did not occur until the second quarter of the 19th century. This is the smallest
example recorded having a maximum capacity of 1 pint.
This measure is very substantially made of pewter, and although it appears to have
the body of a baluster measure, the construction does not utilize a normal body, but was
hand made for the specific purpose. The series of four 'steps' inside the neck give the
approximate capacities of the bottles being measured.
Antique Pewter, Early 18th C., Scottish
Potbelly Gill Measure with Blind Hinge
Rare Scots form in fine condition, a wee 3.5"
Antique Pewter, Scottish Thistle Measure, Glasgow Verification Mark, Half Gill
This example with the Associated Arms of Glasgow Mark (Tree, salmon and bell)
See Scottish Pewter 1600-1850 by Peter Spencer Davies, pp. 210, 211 and 212.
Also, Cotterell, Old Pewter Its Makers and Marks, page 117
Only one maker stamped his mark; Robert Galbriath - SOLD
Large charger displaying outstanding engraving…Diameter: 16.5”
Pewter, Flagon, Swiss, Vertical Seamed, Pier Antoni Simaval of Wallis (Valis)
Switzerland, Circa 1750
This large mid-18th century Swiss flagon displays the mark of Pier Antoni Simaval of Wallis (Valis); struck on the lid in front of the 'wedge'. The most interesting feature of this flagon is that it was cast in two halves, and has vertical seams (only visible inside). Within the interior, inset in the base, there is a fleur de lys rosette centered by perfect linen marks left by the pewterer. (Superb condition with lustrous cleaned patina; 10.5" overall H: 4.5" base diameter.)
Antique Judaica, Purim Dish, Pewter, 1808, German
A 9.5-inch plate featuring Hebrew on the rim and allover wriggle-work; in the middle is
an eight-point star centered by Hebrew; also, ownership initials “MDB” and the Jewish
calendar date 5568 . On the back are three maker’s marks.
Chartres, France, 18th century
Rare mid-18th century French pichet (jug) with an erect thumbpiece and inset lid. Excellent condition, original surface patina.
Chartres, France, 18th century
Rare mid-18th century French pichet (jug) with an erect thumbpiece. Excellent condition, original surface patina.
Pewter Tea Caddy
Rare mid-18th century pewter tea caddy marked by unidentified maker under base. Wrigglework on all six panels, lid removable. Excellent condition and patina.
Antique Pewter, Marriage Plate with Wrigglework, Rim with Zigzag Design Centering Cockerel
Unidentified Maker's Mark (Angel holding scale of justice, large bell in other hand)
The unidentified maker's triple mark is struck on the reverse of the bowl. (In excellent condition; light-grey original surface patina; diameter: 9.5")
Antique Pewter Traveling Flask,
Pilgerflasche or Pilgrim Bottle, Swiss
Unmarked, Switzerland, Late 18th or Early 19th Century
Decorative details include wrigglework above foot and beneath spout neck, and pairs of concentric incised lines to both sides. The chain is attached to the so that it does not impede opening and closing. The canteen is fitted with side loops for a strap; flat base allows it to stand on a surface. For a similar example see figure 846, page 250, Pewter of the Western World by R.G. Hornsby (Exceptional almost unused condition, with light-grey original surface patina; H: 7.5"; W: 6"; D: 2")
Antique Pewter, Gill Measure, Double Volute, Baluster
Bearing the mark of William Fasson, 1758-1800 (H: 4”)
Flat lid with concentric rings and double volute thumbpiece,
Fleur-de-lys attachment; “S” shape handle; baluster-shaped body
with a galleried rim and flared base. Rim displays marker’s mark.
Antique Pewter Twin Eared Porringer,
Ecuelle, Rouen Control Marks Under Lid
France, Likely Mid 18th Century
Scarcely encountered fine original condition
Twin-eared porringers were popular throughout France from the late 17th to mid-18th century with several regional styles are known; this form with decorative ears, and a cover cast-decorated with arabesque designs originated in Rouen. Displayed under the lid are a dated quality control mark for Rouen and an unidentified maker's mark incorporating the lamb and flag arms of Rouen. Owner's initials 'MAP' on one ear and 'MPP' under the base. Ecuelles with their covers in undamaged condition are hard to find, as the covers were not heavily cast as were the bodies, and are easily damaged. (Excellent condition, with light-grey original surface patina; 11" across the ears, with bowl diameter of 6.5")
Heart shaped lid, double acorn thumbpiece and rams head finial; hallmarked and
incised initials “ASC”. This highly polished spouted wine jug stands at 11.75".
Probably 1794 to 1800
Unmarked pichet (jug), made when pewter smiths were not legally required to mark their merchandise. Pichet was made lidless. Excellent condition with small notch cut out of rim, probably to assist pouring. Original surface patina.
H: 5 3/8” Diameter: 2 7/8”
Pewter Octagonal Base Salt
Mid 18th century
Unmarked salt of uncertain origin. Excellent condition, original surface patina.
H: 2.25” Diameter: 2.5”
Antique Judaica, 18th Century Pewter Amulet Pendant
Applied border molding on obverse and reverse; missing one drop-pendant…the others
engraved; missing one hanging eye with link. (3.25” square; add 1 3/8” for drops)
Antique Pewter, Dutch Footed Bowl
With Twin Handles and Wriggle Work,
Holland, partial mark; height to handle: 4 7/8”, to rim: 4”, diameter: 5 3/8”
Pewter Pair of Pedestal Salts
C. 1790 to 1810
Pair of pedestal salts with decorated rim. Excellent condition with some oxide shading.
H: 2.25” Diameter: 2.5”
Pewter Pint Haystack Measure
Ireland, early to mid 19th century
Pewter Cruet Set, mid 19th Century
Pewter Castor Oil Spoon
Antoine Caron, marked
French, 19th century
A French version of the Gibson castor oil spoon, designed to give a single dosage of the nasty stuff. Excellent condition with original surface patina.
L: 9 1/8”
Bulbous sucking pot on circular foot marked “JR [centering bullet] above downward
pointing arrow”. (Very good condition, typical minor dings; height: 6.25")
Pewter Porringer with Heart and Crescent Moon Handle, Lee Type
Attribution based on Laughlin touch L-413 subsequently found to be incorrect however; still referred to as "Lee Type". (H: 1.25" W: 3.5"; D: 5")
Pewter ‘Lady’ Flask
Mid 19th century
Screw-top miniature flask, made to fit in a lady’s purse for a ‘wee dram’ of libation. Excellent, lightly used condition, original patina.
L: 3 1/8” W: 1 5/8” D: .75”
Antique Pewter Charger, Volunteer Firemen, Handtub, Burning Building
TO THE BEST OF THE CHEVALIER FIREMEN, 1830
AU PLUS BEAUCOUPDES CHEVALIERS POMPIERS
The reverse with touch marks of a pewterer in Geneva
The firefighters training water on a burning building within fabulously engraved
undulating border; the reeded broad rim features oakleaf and acorn border.
(Fine original condition; 16.5” diameter.)
Pewter Cast Salt
Unknown European Maker, mid 19th century
Round based pedestal salt, decorated with oak leaf and tulip design. Crude initials ‘P = B’ engraved on base. Very good condition, original patina.
H: 2.5” Diameter: 2.75”
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