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FURTHER READING

Further Reading & Book Reviews

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Charles Rowed writting about Pewter Collecting in 1920

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Black Jacks and Leather Bottels - Original book by Oliver Baker c1921

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John Gray Journeyman with interesting detail of John Townsend by Theodore Compton

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Richard Neate writing on candlesticks in the Antique Collector of 1928

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Richard Neate writing on the history of Old Pewter drinking vessels in the late 1920s

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Dating the Pewter Tankard by H H Cotterell from the Connoisseur of April 1932

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Notes On Liberty, Art Nouveau & Tudric Pewterware

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Liberty - Art Nouveau Jewelery, Silver & Pewter

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W H Haseler, Connells of Cheapside, Wm Hutton & Sons Lts - Makers and Sellers of Art Nouveau Pewterware - Further Information

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Pewter and Sheffield Plate - Wm Redman 1903

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Topman’s Dish

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Art Nouveau - web sites and reading

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The Richard Neate Touch Plate

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The Isher Bequest (Chelthenham) by Jan Gadd

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Handbook of selected Tudor & Stuart Pewter

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Pewter of Great Britain For Pleasure  & Investment by Christopher Peal

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European Pewter Marks (details of how to find other reading available)

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The Candlestick Makers Bawle by Kenneth G Gordon

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The Records Of The York Company Of Pewterers by David Battersby

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Key Reasons for joining the UK Pewter Society

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Types Of Irish Pewter by David Hall

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An Alternative View of Art Nouveau by H J L J Masse in 1904

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Key Reasons for joining the UK Pewter Society

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Mundey’s Pewter Snippets - Richard Mundey

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Collecting Pewter (c 1920) by Charles Rowen

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A Pewter Mystery (perhaps) fro about 1500 - The sin of Drunkenness

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Kayser & Kayserzinn in 1907 (a small catalogue)

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Dome Lidded Tankards a talk by Tony Chapman from 2000

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Early Collectors of Old British Pewter as recalled by Richard Mundey

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Richard Mundey in the 1980s

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History of Worshipful Company of Pewterers of the City of London - By Charles Welch volume 1 (1902)

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History of Worshipful Company of Pewterers of the City of London - By Charles Welch volume 2 (1902)

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Old pewter; Malcolm Bell (1909)

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Die zinngiesser der scheizund ihr werk II Von Dr Gust.Bossard - many illustrations in German

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ETUDES SUR L’ETAIN DANS L’ANTIQUITE ET AU MOYEN AGE ORFEVRERIE ET INDUSTRIES DIVERSES par GERMAIN BAPST 1884 - few illustrations and in original French only

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Norseman reproductions in brassware copper and pewter (unknown date perhaps 1920s - only 2 pages of repro pewter in this catalogue mainly to show this is unlikely to be notorious NR)

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A simple summary of only a few, very informative books for those interested in the history of pewter - with the emphasis on their usefulness for the new collector

BOOK TITLE

AUTHOR

PUBLISHER INFORMATION

REASON FOR READING

MARKS AND MARKING OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES OF THE BRITISH ISLES

CARL RICKETTS

With

John Douglas

Self published by Carl Ricketts

ISBN 0-9528533-0-2

The very many strange markings to be found on mugs and measures are explained and displayed in this book.

Invaluable.

PEWTER OF GREAT BRITAIN – for pleasure and investment

CHRISTOPHER PEAL

ISBN 07071 0635 4 first published by John Gifford London c 1983

A good readable history and explanation with useful detail for style dating of Mugs and Measures

OLD PEWTER Its Makers and Marks

Howard Herschel Cotterell

First Printed in 1929 by B T Batford of London and from 1963 – 1969 (five printings) by Charles E Tuttle Company Inc of Rutland Vermont and Tokyo Japan

Guide to 9000 Pewterer’s markings –succeeded in the early years of the 21st century by The UK Pewter Societies own (internet) data base.

PEWTER DOWN THE AGES

Howard Herschel Cotterell

Hutchinson & Co (Publishers) Ltd London 1932

Very readable introduction to Pewter

(larger type face)

PEWTER OF THE CHANNEL ISLANDS

Stanley C Woolmer and Charles H Arkwright

John Bartholomew and Son Ltd Edinburgh 1973

ISBN O 85152 933-X

Channel Islands Pewter

Phaidon Guide to PEWTER

Vanessa Brett

Phaidon ISBN 0 7148 2172 1

An interesting wide ranging guide with references to styles, making, history, American and European Pewter as well as British

PEWTER WARES FROM SHEFFIELD

Jack L Scott

Antiquary Press Baltimore 1980 ISBN 0 – 937864-00-5

Britannia Metal (Tin and Antimony not cast but from rolled sheet) from 1769 onwards.

PEWTERERS OF LONDON 1600 – 1900

Carl Ricketts

Pewter Society 2001

ISBN 0-9538887-0-3

the only such work of reference.

COLLECTING ANTIQUE PEWTER What to Look For and What to Avoid

The Pewter Collector’s Club of America

2006 ISBN-13: 978-0-9787256-0-0 AND ISBN-10: 0-9787256-0-3

USA emphasis regarding Collecting, Construction, and Fakes etc

PEWTER OF THE WESTERN WORLD 1600-1850

Peter R G Hornsby

Schiffer Publishing Ltd Pennsyl ISBN 0-916838-83-8

vania USA 1983

many hundreds of excellent illustrations with descriptions

SCOTTISH PEWTER-WARE AND PEWTERERS

- L Ingleby Wood

George A Morton Edinburgh (out of print).

Most detailed, early work (early 1900s), on Scottish Pewter.

THE RICHARD NEATE TOUCH PLATE and two others of unknown origin

The Pewter Society 1996

ISBN 0-9508658-2-6

Fakes made for collectors etc in the 1920s and 1930s, dealing with the faker best known.

PROVINCIAL PEWTERERS

R F Homer and D W Hall

Phillimore & Co. Ltd 1985 ISBN 0-85033-572-8

 

Emphasis on the lower half of England

BOOKS ON EUROPEAN PEWTER MARKS

author Jan Gadd

a BOOKLET PUBLISHED BY The Pewter Society in 1999

ISBN 0-9508658-8-5

 

Help to find a book dealing with Pewter in another European country

Old Domestic Base Metal Candlesticks

Ronald E Michaelis

Printed 1978-84-93-97

ISBN 0 902028 27 8 Antique Collectors Club Woodbridge Suffolk

Candlesticks

Pewter Candlesticks English Candlesticks of the Second Half of the 17th Century

Jan Gadd

The Pewter Society January 2004 ISBN 0-9538887-1-1

Candlesticks

The Candlestick Maker’s Bawle ‘A family Portrait’

Kenneth G Gordon

ISBN 0 7074 0243 3 1994 self published

Candlesticks

Five Centuries Of Base Metal Spoons

by Ronald F Homer

The Pewter Society 1999 ISBN 0 9508658 6 9

Spoons

There are a host of other books worth reading, many on special interests, dealing with for example – Irish Pewter - collections - amateur collecting – the History of Pewter and Pewter collecting – regional pewterers.

The list provided here is only intended as a very basic introduction for those interested in the subject to choose from, and fails to include many well respected author’s names and works.

For more reading see the Pewter Society and on this site also see the list of sources for their data base and A Very Brief History Of Pewter Making 

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