Literature: Stevie Young, 'Broadhead, Gurney, Sporle & Company' PCCA Bulletin,
volume 8, page 94, figure 3; Donald L. Fennimore, 'Broadhead, Gurney, Sporle &
Company Britannia Manufacturers' PCCA Bulletin, volume 11, page 205, figure 1 b;
B.G.S. & Co. trade catalogues owned by the Peabody-Essex Museum in Salem,
Additional Information: Maker's mark stamped into the underside. Owner's initial "AT"
engraved in script on both sides. Made of seamed sheet metal, 60-hole strainer which
extends the full height of the pot.
Antique Pewter Beefeater Flagon, Lid with Twin Cusp Thumbpiece
By Francis Seagood (Touch mark inside of base; other marks on lid)
Kings Lynn, England
1639 to 1684
Solid handle with hoof type terminal soldered to body; lid is typical of flagons namesake and sits smartly on cylindrical drum on ovolo molded foot with flat base.
(Very good original condition; H: 12")
Antique Pewter Charger, Multi Reeded, Broad Rim, 18th Century, 23.75"
Touch Mark of Richard Smith, London
Antique Pewter Charger, Multi Reeded Rim, Broad Rim, 17th Century, 24"
Touch Mark of John Shorey, London, Secondary Export Touch "CR"
Pair of Quart Pewter Flagons
Robert Bush II (active 1796 to 1820)
Excellent examples of late 18th century spire flagons. Tall triple domed lid and a 5-part hinge that attaches double-scrolled handle. Scraping marks visible on underside surface where flagons were hand-finished, turning lines under the base. Pristine condition with original surface patina.
Pewter Pint Tankard
Robert Banks (active 1720 to 1748)
Rare, possibly unique tulip tankard. Cut-card decoration on handle, early form of spade terminal. Double-domed lid has ‘keeper ring’ inside. Body has a single central fillet, narrow incised lines visible above handle attachment. Excellent condition.
H: 6.25” Diameter: 3.57”
Philip Matthews (active 1736 to 1753)
Low dome teapot with original wooden handle and knop button. Functional five-lug hinge, four-gill size body. Maker’s mark under crowned ‘X’, located beneath the base. Very good cleaned condition, some interior oxide pitting.
H: 5.25” L: 7”
Pewter Quart Ale Tankard
Richard King (active 1750 to 1760)
Tulip body with low fillet, pedestal base, and double-domed lid. Five-part hinge with brass pin, draped chairback thumbpiece and teardrop cutout on hollow handle with hooded ball terminal. Maker’s touch in base with four hallmarks, a crowned WR and crowned by to left of handle. 1 OEAS quart capacity. Excellent condition, original patina.
H: 8” Diameter: 4.25”
Pewter Status Container
William Eddon (active 1690 to 1747)
Very rare status liquid container with maker’s pot touch under the base. Screw-off lid retains large ring for strap attachment, worn engraving on tongued thumb rest identical to ‘TH’ ownership cartouche. 27 fl oz. capacity. Excellent condition, original patina.
H: 8.5” Diameter: 2 7/8”
Antique Pewter Charger, Multi Reeded, John Greenbank, 20 1/16"
Worcester, England, Circa 1675 to 1700
Owner's initials IB and O over PS on the front rim; touchmarks on back; hallmarks on front rim. (Slight pitting and some dark scale on front; heavy scale on back; diameter: 20.25")
Antique Pewter Charger, Multi Reeded, Thomas King I, 20.25"
London, Circa 1675 to 1708
Owner's initials PB and S over TA on front rim; worn touchmark on back; hallmarks on front. (Scattered pitting on surface; diameter: 20.25")
Antique Pewter, Quart Tankard, Tulip, Dome Lid
By William Charlesley, London, (1729-1764)
Much of his output was made for the American trade
Of baluster/tulip form with domed lid, scrolled handle,
maker’s mark…on a circular foot. (Height: 7.75")
Antique Pewter Teapot with Pineapple Knop
Signed, Hancock & Jessop, circa 1770-1775
Ebenezer Hancock and Richard Jessop, Sheffield, England
Engraved decoration, original wood handle.
(Height: 6.5"; width (handle to spout): 10": depth: 3.75")
Philip Matthews (active 1736 to 1753)
Less common form of pewter creamer by maker. Excellent condition.
H: 4”, Diameter: 1 7/8”
Pewter Crested Chopin Tappit Hen
English, c. 1800
Shallow dome lid, erect thumbpiece, and 3-lug hinge. Turning lines under base and incise lines at edges and join to handle. Very good condition.
H: 9” Diameter 3 7/8”
William Eddon Double Dome Lid Pewter Tankard Date/Period: 1715-1725
Measurement: Height: 6.25"
Condition: The tankard is in near fine condition with a good double struck touch of
Eddon’s “hourglass” device.
Additional Information: English export pewter tankard by William Eddon…a significant
exporter to America. Most of his products were mugs and tankards. He was a pewterer
who kept up with the latest fashions. The first tankards he produced were flat lids. Next
came double dome tankards like the one shown here. This tankard employs the handle
of a pint size tankard on a tankard of pint and one-half capacity.
Antique Pewter Master Salt
Rare Broad Rim Salt Stand, William Davidson, 17th Century
United Kingdom, Likely London
See Cotterell 5559
(Very good; H: 2.25", diameter: 4.75")
Antique Pewter, Scarce Lidded Pint Tankard, Tulip Form
Robert Bush, Bristol, England, late 18th Century
Marked on inside bottom, open chair-back thumbpiece, double scroll handle with bird
head terminus. (Very good condition, nice patina; height: 7.5")
Antique Pewter Charger, Multi Reeded Rim, Broad Rim, 17th Century
Touch Mark of Thomas King, London, 1676 to 1687
Antique Pewter Charger, Multi Reeded Rim, William Ford, Wigan, 1683 to 1696
Antique Pewter Deep Dish, Largest Recorded English Deep Dish, Thomas Swanson, 1765 to 1783
London, 16 3/8” Cotterell 4593
Mold apparently handed-down from:
2. Samuel Ellis Sr., London (Export began 1732 to Boston)
1. Colonel John Shorey, London, 1683
(Original gray patina; scattered dings and knife marks)
Antique Pewter Master Salt, Four Lobe Trencher
Richard Pitt, London (1747-1792)
Maker’s mark stamped within the underside of bottom
Cotterell – 3697 (1.25" x 4.25" x 3")
Antique Pewter Pint Bud Baluster Measure
By William Hogg, Newcastle, 1780-1815
A 6-inch, pint baluster measure with waisted profile displaying three
pair of concentric rings centered by galleried rim and flared base.
Strap handle with bud thumbpiece; flat hinged lid displaying single pair
of rings at border. Stamped to left of handle t is a square mark, the touch/label of
William Hogg. This particular touch was recognized in recent years as being associated
with William Hogg; only found on mugs; always to the left of the handle and only found
on mugs that may or may not have another marking associated with Hogg. Association
is by marking or molds only related to his marked works. Research on this mark was
done and compiled by John Bank in England. (Height: 6")
Pewter Cream Jug
English, 1750 to 1780
Urn-shaped body with hollow square base, engraved exterior. Ownership initials JP on oval cartouche. Noteworthy because of its cast pewter make rather than Britannia metal. Excellent exterior condition, some pitting to interior.
H: 6.5” Base: 2.25”
Antique Pewter Bed Warming Pan, Samuel Cocks, London, Circa 1819,
See Cotterell 1004
Probably hospital use, engraved on ferrule "HC-36", the front punch-decorated with star within concentric rings. Spiral and baluster turned handle is pewter capped with brass hanging device. (Very good condition displaying original gray patina and makers touch; L: 42")
Pewter Multi-reed Plate
English maker, London
Multi-reed plate with edge finish, mixed small and large cast reeds. Unidentified maker’s marks in three locations: crowned ‘L’ flanked by a rose, crowned ‘X’ over ‘LONDON’ on reverse. Excellent condition with exception to old, shallow scrape on reverse edge.
Diameter: 9 5/8”
Pewter Wine Flask
Unidentified English Maker (active 1740 to 1760)
Rare, possibly unique globular form of pint capacity wine flask. Decorated hangers on each side suggest that it was suspended on a cord or leather strap from a belt, rather than kept in a pocket. Functional screw-off cap, turning lines under base. Pot touch of ‘TS’ under base, possibly Thomas Swanson. Excellent condition, original patina and some oxide shading.
H: 6” Diameter: 2.75”
Pewter Two Handled Cup
William Eddon (active 1690 to 1747)
Very rare cup, unusual for its small size. 8.4 fl oz. capacity. Plain surfaced body with pedestal base, turning marks and pot touch on interior surface. Twin tongued thumbrest handles ball terminals. Very good condition, original surface patina.
H: 3.5” Diameter: 2.75”
Antique Pewter, Scottish Crested
Pewter Tappit Hen Measure
Glasgow or Edinburgh, circa 1750-1800
Scots pint capacity, of typical waisted/shouldered form, multiple incised concentric rings
to body; erect ribbed thumbpiece. Ownership initials “WM” engraved in collar, nice
medium gray patina. (Height: 12"; width: 18.5"; depth: 18.25")
Pewter Tiny Salt
England, late 17th or early 18th century
Rare, possibly unique and tiny capstan salt. Turning lines under base, incised lines on the rim and foot. Excellent condition, original surface patina.
H: 1.25” Diameter: 1 7/8”
Antique Pewter Teapot, Medium Dome, Four-Gill Size Body, Circa 1780
Unknown English Maker
Wood handle, lid with knop button. Some interior oxide imperfection, couple repairs; five-lug hinge (height: 6"; handle to spout: 7.5”; diameter: 4.25")
Pewter Cubed Inkstand
C. 1780 to 1800
England or Ireland
Good example of ‘cube’ inkstand, often an Irish form. One well and two drawers, removable lid and built-in round inkpot, which helps to attach and stabilize the top to the body of the inkstand. Domed lid with five-part hinge, four pen holders, two drawers below. Excellent condition, original surface patina.
H: 4” Base: 3” by 3”
Pewter Half Pint Wine Measure
England, Middle or Northwest
Second half of 18th century
Provincial craftsman-made. Tall plain body with slightly flared rim, strap handle and simple thumb rest, joined to the body with a short strut. No evidence that it ever had a lid. Full capacity is 8.4 fl oz. Excellent condition, original surface patina.
H: 4.5” Diameter: 2.5”
Pewter Single Reed Charger
Robert Burch, Sr. (active 1755 to 1800)
Pewter Export Sauce or Gravy Boat
Townsend & Giffin (active 1770 to 1778)
Heavily cast boat. Maker’s mark struck to the left of the handle, ownership mark ‘JC’ to the right. Excellent condition, original patina.
4 by 4.25 by 7.75”
Half-pint baluster measure with waisted profile, strap handle and
flat hinged lid with bud thumbpiece. Lid displays initials “RSM”.
(Height: 5.25"; base diameter: 3.75")
Antique Pewter Scale Plate, Thomas Burchfield, London, 1810 to 1846
Marked BURCHFIELD and SUPERFINE HARDMETAL,
Burchfield was not a pewterer; he was a scale maker (Died 1857)
PURSUANT to a Decree of the High Court of Chancery,
made in a cause of Charles Jones, plaintiff, v.
Samuel John Burchfield and William Burchfield, defendants,
the creditors of Thomas Burchfield, of Church-street, Stoke
Newington, in the county of Middlesex, Esquire, and of
West Smithfield, in the city of London, Scale Maker, de-
ceased, who died on or about the 5th day of November,
1851, are, by their Solicitors, on or before the 18th day of
June, 1857, to come in and prove their debts, at the chambers
of the Vice-Chancellor Sir William Page Wood, at
No. 11, New-square, Lincoln's-inn, in the county of Middlesex,
or in default thereof they will be peremptorily excluded from
the benefit of the said Decree. Monday, the 20th day of July,
1857, at twelve o'clock at noon and one o'clock in the afternoon,
at the said chambers, is appointed for hearing and adjudicating up
on the said debts and claims.-Dated this 15th day of May, 1857
(Good condition; diameter: 13.5")
Pewter Snuff Box
John and Davide Waude (active 1861 to 1880)
Rare example of a marked pewter snuffbox (mark on underside surface of lid), raised cartouche on lid exterior with some scratch engraving. Lid closes smoothly with no hinge damage. Good condition, original patina.
L: 2.25” W: 1 5/8” H: 5/8”
Impressed assay marks, verification and maker’s marks, and the touch of Susannah,
one of the first pewterers; successor to her husband Samuel Cocks. (Height: 6.25”)
Pewter Deep Dish, James Hitchman, London, Single Reed, 16.25-Inches Date/Period: Working period: 1701-1735
Measurement: Diameter: 16.25"; height: 2"
Condition: Good, tiny area of pitting on rim with pinhole
Additional Information: Makers hallmark on rear, rim displays owner’s initials: “TB”.
Pewter Half Pint Loving Cup
Abel Grove (active 1815 to 1845)
Pre-Imperial loving cup, feint around body indicates maker. ‘1795’ and crowns added later, incised solid strap handles with pointed terminals, plain body on reeded pedestal base. Excellent condition, original surface patina.
H: 5” Diameter: 3 3/8”
Pewter Pint Funnel Mug
Sanders & Sons (active 1868 to 1910)
Pewter Domed Inkstand
C. 1860 to 1880
Unusual shaped inkstand, with rotating domed cover that retracts into base when opened. Excellent used condition, original surface patina.
H: 2.5” Diameter: 4”
Pewter Georgian Salt
England, Circa 1740
Unmarked early Georgian salt, decorated with incised lines to domed foot and under lip. Very good used condition, original patina.
H: 2.25” Diameter: 2.25”
Oval shape to fit in palm, functional hinge. Decorated with initials and foliate design throughout.
3” by 2”
Pewter ‘Queen Anne’ Cast Teapot
Unknown English Maker, 19th century
Teapot with tall domed lid with milled edge, original black painted handle and bone finial button. 18 fl oz. capacity. This form was typically made for North African/Middle Eastern clients in different sizes. Unidentified ‘S’ maker’s mark over crowned ‘X’ under base. Excellent condition, original patina.
H: 6.25” Diameter: 2.75”
T and T Compton (active 1802 to 1814)
Cast decorated edge spoon by Thomas and Townsend Compton. Marked on the rear surface of handle with a crowned ‘X’. Excellent condition, original surface patina.
Pewter Decorated Tablespoon
Late 18th or early 19th century
English tablespoon with cast decoration on handle, unidentified maker. Marked LONDON on reverse handle surface. Excellent condition, original patina.
Stynt Duncombe (1745 to 1767)
Pewter Plain Rim Plate
Aquila Daskombe (active 1744 to 1783)
Early 19th century
Unidentified maker, marked with ‘crowned WR’ and ‘PATENT’ on reverse handle. Excellent condition, original patina.
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