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")
A pewter teapot by John Townsend and Thomas Compton; maker's mark stamped into outside bottom; eight-hole strainer at base of spout.
Ex Collection of Parke G. Smith, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1962;
Ex Collection of John F. Ruckman, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, 1965;
Ex Collection of Charles V. Swain of Hilltop Farm, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Literature:
'Living with Antiques' Antiques Magazine, September 1950, page 182;
Peter R.G. Hornsby, Pewter of the Western World 1600 to 1850, page 162, figure 487.
(Excellent condition, original handle; 5.5" high by 7.75" wide by 4.25" in diameter)
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")
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")
Baluster form with flat circular cover displaying paired incised rings at edge centering a
pair at center; bud thumbpiece with stepped and canted triangular extension soldered to
cover and continuing nearly to center; cover hinged to handle…shape may be attributed
to American shop tradition; strong linen marks. The baluster-shaped body having a
galleried rim and flared base displays paired incised concentric lines on rim, center of
body, and lower section of body; scroll strap handle attached at rim and with strut to
lower section of body. (Possible small repair to belly seam; height: 11”)
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
A 5-inch half-pint baluster measure with waisted profile displaying two
pair of concentric rings centered by galleried rim and flared base.
Rim displays the “DP” marker’s mark, strap handle and flat hinged
lid with bud thumbpiece. Lid displays the CROWN over GR verification
seal and rings.
Handle and thumbpiece are cast; body, base and lid made from sheet, applied heart
shape handle terminus. (Old repair to where hinge is soldered to lid that is detectible
from the inside only. Height: 12.5")
Pewter porringer by Robert Bush, Sr., Bristol, England (circa 1755 to 1781). Maker's mark stamped into front of handle. Robert Bush Sr. and Bush & Co. were pewter smiths of Bristol and Bilton from about 1765 to 1793. The firm was one of a handful whose products were made for export to the American market. For a detailed discussion of Robert Bush see Howard H. Cotterell, Bristol and West-Country Pewterers, page 14.
(Bowl diameter: 4.5"; length: 6.5")
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.)
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")
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")
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