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Last Updated 06-06-2019

This web site hopes to provide simple and introductory information to those  who might be curious about the old pewter that they come across and to this extent the purpose of this web site is -

To nurture nascent interest in British Antique Pewter, and to leave the  reader a little hungry for more, but with good clues where to find  it....

Because of the international nature of this web-site we have decided to make all the articles easier for the world to be able to read, to this end we have converted them into Adobe PDF file format for easier viewing and printing, in case you can not open the files then please click the Adobe Logo getadobe

Articles - Spring/Summer 2019

This website now offers information about Old Pewter which is now more than 13 thousand pages of A4 and many thousands of photographs and illustrations.

It is likely with so much information on this website, and with it not really well set out by myself, that some information has been duplicated. If you think it has – then likely it has - apologies if you find your time wasted! WORD SEARCH THIS WEBSITE USING THE SEARCH BOX AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE

Readers should always cross check the information given with what is known today especially as regards marks. New information constantly arises.


THE UK PEWTER SOCIETY DATABASE TO IDENTIFY AND BE INFORMED ABOUTOLD PEWTERERS

If you want more detail on Old British Pewterers' Makers' Marks then some collectors still think and might tell you that the H H Cotterell book of 1929 - "Old Pewter: Its Makers and Marks" - will provide this. Indeed, it alone did so for many years. However, whereas that had information on 9000 British pewterers, the UK Pewter Society data base now has some detail of 18,000 pewterers, including some family trees, relationships, apprenticeships, sometimes examples of individuals work. It includes over 8000 examples of pewterer's MARKS and wares.

This database alone offers real detail on many more pewterers and thus the marks you see on your pewter left by the maker begin to have much more meaning. See -http://www.pewtersociety.org/

This website has no approval from or direct relationship with the UK Pewter Society, although various articles were written by Pewter Society members and the Acting Librarian has provided encouragement and material used.


NEW WEBSITE ARTICLES FOR 2019

Just click on the underlined PDF link in column 3 below to read the article.

Please do allow time for each PDF to download - the more 'pages' quoted the longer it will take.

PLEASE NOTE WELL - Writers for this web site generally have no objection to people downloading their pictures for personal use or research and study. Pictures/Photos should not be used in any other publication without copyright permission from the author - this website will provide contact details to genuine requests.

NEWS - WE HAVE BEEN FORTUNATE TO BE GIVEN PERMISSION TO PUBLISH ON THIS SITE A PDF OF WHAT MIGHT BE THE VERY BEST OLD PEWTER COLLECTION CATALOGUE EVER - THE NEISH CATALOGUE. THIS SHOWS THE COLLECTION OF ALEX NEISH WHICH IS NOW AT THE SMITH MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY OF STIRLING SCOTLAND. WE DO NOT KNOW OF ANY OF THESE CATALOGUES ON SALE (EITHER NEW OR SECOND HAND) IT WAS A LIMITED EDITION WHICH SOLD OUT QUICKLY. OUR THANKS TO MRS PATRICIA NEISH.

NEWS - WE HAVE ALSO BEEN FORTUNATE TO BE GIVEN PERMISSION TO PUBLISH ON THE SITE VARIOUS RESEARCH BY THE LATE JAN GADD and articles and papers previously unrecorded on this website from among those papers - OUR THANKS TO PROFESSOR IAN GADD.

RECOMMENDATION - TRY THIS WEBSITE AND TAKE THE TOUR! www.aewilliamspewter.com
This is not a comment on products and prices - readers should satisfy themselves as to value. We have bought from them.


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Introduction - Simple Index

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INTERESTING PIECES

AN EARLY TAPPIT HEN - BY LIEUT.-COL. J.S. BISSET FSA THE CONNOISSEUR MAGAZINE NOVEMBER 1940

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AN EARLY LIBERTY CIGARETTE BOX WITH DISTINCTIVE ENAMEL BY GEOFFREY PAYNE of OXFORD

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FACETTENKANNE (1640-1650) DANZIG COMMUNION FLAGON AT YORK MINSTER - A REMARKABLE PIECE OF OLD PEWTER - FROM THE PAPERS OF JAN GADD

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THE GREAT GONARBY CHURCH FLAGON

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FOUR CEREMONIAL MACES

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FINDING PHOTOS OF OLD PEWTER - PINTEREST

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Welcoming Guild Ship by Weygang - additional information to that posted in 2018

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REGIONAL PEWTER

EARLY PEWTER PLATE IN THE DIOCESE OF CARLISLE by H H Cotterell - Published in the Connoisseur of August 1934

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OLD IRISH PEWTER IS EXPRESSIVE BY H H Cotterell - published in the Antique Collector of November 24 1930

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SPOTLIGHT ON PROVINCIAL PEWTERERS - PART II - Ronald A Michaelis - Published in Apollo Magazine of May 1946

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TIME CHART OF ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY OF SCOTLAND + TOKEN MOULD OF CRAIL PARISH ...single papers saved without note by Jan Gadd.. and an unusually decorated dish without comment.

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FAKES REPROS & WORRIES

FAKE AND REPRODUCTION PEWTER - some marks and illustrations from German, Franch and Belgium by Jan Gadd March 1996

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THE NEISH TOUCHPLATE” OF FAKE MARKS

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ARTICLES

EARLY PEWTER TAVERN POTS - BY CAPT A SUTHERLAND-GRAEME in The Connoisseur of March 1941

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ENGLISH PEWTER CANDLESTICKS OF THE BAROQUE PERIOD - BY JAN GADD JANUARY 2001

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LONDON AND PROVINCIAL FLAGONS -JAN GADD OCTOBER 1999 AT A MEETING IN CHELTENHAM

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LONDON EXPORTS OF PEWTER TO SWEDEN DURING THE SECOND HALF OF THE 17th AND EARLY 18th CENTURIES - JAN GADD JUNE 1998 A TALK AT STRATFORD-UPON-AVON

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MEDIEVAL PEWTER SPOONS BY NORMAN GASK FROM APOLLO DECEMBER 1949

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OCTAGONAL PEWTER FLAGONS OF THE 14th AND 15th CENTURY BY HENK van WIJK AT PEWTERERS HALL LONDON JANUARY 25 2014

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OLD BASE METAL SPOONS BY NORMAN GASK FROM THE CONNOISSEUR OF MAY 1937

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OLD ENGLISH PEWTER - II BY G BERNARD HUGHES in COUNTRY LIFE JUNE 15 1945

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PEWTER CHURCH FLAGONS BY CAPT A SUTHERLAND-GRAEME in THE CONNOISSEUR OF JUNE 1946

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PEWTER RESTORATION CHARGES BY CAPT A.V.SUTHERLAND-GRAEME in THE CONNOISSEUR OF JUNE 1942

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PROCLAMATION COVERING TIN& PEWTER BY THE KING around 1640(?)

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PEWTER ROSE-WATER DISHES by CAPT A. SUTHERLAND-GRAEME in THE CONNOISSEUR OF JUNE 1935 (and now considered inaccurate)

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SOME EARLY CANDLESTICKS by H H COTTERELL in THE CONNOISSEUR OF FEBRUARY 1934

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SOME NOTES ON THE FORMS OF PEWTER WARE by H J L J MASSE IN THE CONNOISSEUR OF JULY 1904

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SOME UNCOMMON PIECES OF PEWTER (PART 2) by CHARLES G PORT of WORTHING IN THE CONNOISSEUR OF DECEMBER 1917

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SOME UNCOMMON PIECES OF PEWTER (PART V) by CHARLES G PORT of WORTHING IN THE CONNOISSEUR OF MARCH 1925

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THE COLOURS OF PEWTER by EUGENE de FOREST IN THE CONNOISSEUR OF FEBRUARY 1915

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THE SOCIETY OF PEWTER COLLECTORS BY CAPT A.V.SUTHERLAND-GRAEME in THE CONNOISSEUR OF DECEMBER 1933

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WILLIAM EDEN MASTER-PEWTERERER BY CAPT A.V. SUTHERLAND-GRAEME in THE CONNOISSEUR OF APRIL 1938

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PEWTER DISPLAYS
(EXHIBITIONS)

ARLINGTON COURT - FROM THE PAPERS OF THE LATE JAN GADD

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THE NEISH PEWTER COLLECTION - A CATALOGUE BY PATRICIA NEISH

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OLD BRITISH PEWTER FROM 1500 TO 1800 BY A.V.SUTHERLAND-GRAEME - A CONNOISSEUR BOOKLET

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PEWTER AT THE FLEECE INN AT BRETFORTON taken from the JAN GADD papers

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THE PEWTER SECTION AT THE SCOTTISH PEWTER EXHIBITION BY CAPT A.V.SUTHERLAND-GRAEME from THE CONNOISSEUR OF FEB 1939

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PEWTER EXHIBITION IN CLIFFORDS INN PART 1 by H H L J MASSE (some notes on the recent..) THE CONNOISSEUR MAGAZINE of JUNE 1909

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PEWTER OUTSIDE THE UK

MUSEUM BOIJMANS VAN BEUNINGEN - simply how to find this amazing display

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CORRECTIONS TO SWISS GUILD BUTCHER’S CANDELABRA document added to this website 2018

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ON A COLLECTION OF FLEMISH DOMESTIC BENETIERS BY ALFRED E KNIGHT in THE CONNOISSEUR OF OCTOBER 1907

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SOME CONTINENTAL BASE METAL SPOONS by CHAS G J PORT of WORTHING IN THE CONNOISSEUR OF APRIL 1919

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SWEDISH AND FINNISH PEWTER - A SHORT SHARP COURSE BY JAN GADD

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SWISS FLAGONS AND TANKARDS BY JAN GADD written JUNE 1995

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BRITANNIA METAL

PEWTER AND BRITANNIA METAL - HOW TO DISTINGUISH THE ONE FROM THE OTHER - HOMES AND GARDEN 1923

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PEWTER COLLECTING

A COLLECTION OF ENGLISH PEWTER BY E W LOW - FROM THE CONNOISSEUR OF JUNE 1903

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QUERIES

This website does not invite queries – unless interesting enough to provide copy for an article on the website.

Those relating to British Pewter 1550-1850 or Liberty Art Nouveau 1900-1918 might be replied to.

This website NEVER provides valuations. This website does not BUY or SELL.

With any queries received the website considers such to permit it to publish the query and any photos sent concerning it – though the sender would not be identified.

Internet searches will find American, Dutch, German, Old Pewter Societies who might better answer questions concerning each nations own pewter.

The UK Pewter Society has a service answering British queries, it is always busy.

My e-mail address is (johnsbank@me.com). My knowledge is limited, but where I do not know the answer I hope to direct those with determined queries to where answers can be found.

LINKS

This web site has no financial connection whatsoever with any sites listed below. A link is given because of the range and quality shown or for the reasons stated. Any other web sites of similar quality will be linked here on request, in similar circumstances and if the link is reciprocated. This website offers no views as to the prices offered by any of these websites but includes them here believing them to be useful to those interested.

The Worshipful Company of Pewterers

www.thepewterer.org.uk/

- are producing an email of magazine style that offers news regarding today's Pewterers and about this long established and senior organization in the world of Pewter. This is the successor to the Guild of old, and is still very active today from a fine building in the centre of London. Please copy and paste this link into your internet address bar (or in google - or your search engine)

The Dutch Pewter Society

The Dutch Pewter Society (established 1993) has a website which is publicly available www.nederlandsetinvereniging.nl It is in the Dutch language and partly in English.
One can find the publications for sale and a bibliography of the library which can be consulted in the - Boijmans Van Beuningen museum in Rotterdam.
There is a Q and A  - ('Vraag en Antwoord') - section and an event section - ('Evenementen') - also. 

CONTACT -  http://www.nederlandsetinvereniging.nl
 

www.pewtersellers.com

A Good site to view Antique Pewter  

www.stonemason.co.uk

A CRAFTSMAN APPROACH TO STONEMASONRY AND THE SKILFUL MAKING OF FIREPLACES, DOORWAYS, And WINDOWS IN YORKSHIRE GRITSTONE

No contact websites can now be accessed regarding the late Jennifer and Peter Hornsby (that are known to this writer).

Pewter of The Western World, 1650-1800 by Peter R G Hornsby. I would like to thank the late Jennifer M Hornsby for allowing me to use her copyright to the text and illustrations in this renowned Pewter book from time to time in articles on this website. As a thank you to her, I mentioned here a children’s book she had written ‘The Bogle Wogles’ based on stories told to their children by her husband Peter.

www.antiquemetalwaresociety.org.uk

The antique metalware society

Thanks to the following for copyright usage permission and hence links to their websites

www.nmm.co.uk

National Maritime Museum Greenwich

www.aucklandmuseum.com

Auckland War Memorial and Museum New Zealand

www.scienceandsociety.couk

The London Science Museum

www.apollo-magazine.com

Apollo Magazine London

www.wilkinsons-auctioneers.co.uk

Wilkinson’s Auctioneers , 28 Netherall Road, Doncaster DN1 2PW

www.shawedwardsantiques.co.uk

Link to Early English Carvings, Oak Furniture and Related items -.

www.pewtergiftware.com

sales@pewtergiftware.com

www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVVUGJaK8Bg – see pewter being made

www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVQmjnKLwc4

A E Williams, 6 Well Lane,  Digbeth,

Birmingham B5 5TE

T: +44(0)121 643 4756 ♦ F: +44(0)121 643 2977

Learn exactly what goes in to Pewtersmithing


The following website appears to have closed down - does anyone have contact details for those whose website this was?

www.pewtertankardsflagons.com


A Disclaimer

Some of the experiments and attempts at renovation have involved personal risk. I tell it as I found it. This is definitely not to encourage others to do as I did. I would advise others to take good advice on matters of electricity, electrolysis, and any products or methods I have used. I do not accept any responsibility for what you might attempt and urge you not to proceed without understanding, guidance or sound information from qualified people.


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