Condition: Very good, typical knife marks, trivial imperfections commensurate
with age and use
Additional Information: The Senior Hamlin began his career in Middletown under the
mastery of Thomas Danforth, II. Hamlin moved to Hartford and soon to Providence, RI.
The Junior Hamlin worked solely in Providence. The touches on this piece were used
by both men. Their workmanship is identical and their skills of a superior quality.
Therefore, it is impossible to tell who made this. The likely hood is that the younger
Hamlin made this piece.
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.
Measurement: The tankard measures 7 1/2" tall to the top of the thumbpiece.
Condition: Fine, very good condition on the exterior showing use. The interior is fine
with a fine "as struck" touch.
Additional Information: The body design is more slender than contemporary tulip form
tankards from London. This example has an attractive "heart" pierced chair-back
thumbpiece; single-curve handle with hooded ball terminal.
Products seen here include tankards, plates, dishes, basins, and porringers. We
believe that all tankards found on this side of the pond are of tulip form.
This tankard came from the collection of Mr. & Mrs. Paul Young. A note accompanied
this piece with the following information: Bought 11/67 at auction. Came from the house
of a Poughkeepsie woman whose father was a retired minister. The tankard was given
to him by his church and was thought to have been a Communion Flagon.
Measurement: The teapot measures 7.5" tall to the top of the finial
Condition: This is the finest condition pear form Eben Smith pot we have ever seen.
The exterior has a very few extremely minor blemishes. The front of the spout has a few
minor dents. The interior surface shows all the lathe turning marks clearly. There is a
casting defect on the bottom.
Additional Information: A truly fine example by this man and in a condition that it
would be hard to find one better. Eben Smith worked in Beverly, Massachusetts from
1814-1856 in the same building as Israel Trask, another Beverly, pewterer, and it is
most interesting that the store front is still there.
Measurement: The pot measures 7" to the top of the finial
Material: Pewter, Cherrywood handle
Condition: This pot is in fine condition inside and out. The handle is restored and is
carved from antique cherry wood. The handle design is based on a design used by
Additional Information: This quart pot is of a design Townsend also produced in Pint
and Pint and One-Half sizes. The teapot is marked with a relatively scarce mark of
Townsend with "stars" in the border where the date 1748 is usually found. It is believed
he used this mark for a short time in-between partnership, circa the 1760's.
John Townsend produced what is probably the most widely recognized Export
Pewter. He worked from 1748 until his death in 1801. He had numbers of partnership
and was succeeded by his Son-in-Law and Grandson. The firms produced a wide
variety of forms including plates, dishes, basins, teapots, porringers, mugs, tankards,
beakers, spoons etc.
Additional Information: A pewter plate, Thomas D. Boardman's firm of Hartford,
Connecticut had many partnership’s including Boardman & Hart makers of this 10.75-
inch narrow rim pewter plate. These plates were frequently used in communion
services. Made by Boardman and Co. (Boardman & Hart) circa -1822-27. Marked New
York but undoubtedly made in Hartford and marketed through the New York Office.
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”
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”
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")
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.)
Broad rim plate with 39% degree of “broadness.” Raised reed on outer edge of surface, unidentified English hallmarks on rim. Very good used condition with some oxidized areas on the face, partially cleaned reverse surface.
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”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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”
Rare American spoon, possibly crafted by Christian Will, with ‘C*W’ mark on reverse surface of handle. Decorated with tracery on the upper stem, and a shell on reverse of bowl. Upper reverse of handle shows urn or basket full of fruit and flowers, next to ownership initials ‘DB’. Excellent condition, original surface patina.
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”
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.
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