Fine Collection of Pewter Jugs, Pots & Coffee Pot
1. Pewter Covered Jugs With Acorn Decor - Set of Six
Beautiful set of six antique matching pewter covered jugs from early 19th century,
Graduated in size the largest being 22cm tall x 10cm in diameter - The smallest is 10cm tall.
The bases are appropriately marked by their respective maker - nice banded design around the circumference of each jug.
These are European and either French or Belgium and carry the classical double acorn design on the top of each jug.
A solid set weighing in at over 2.5 kilos
Can be used as decorative pieces or as an everyday item in the kitchen
2. Attractive Lidded Stubby Jug With Makers Mark on base. Double Acorn Decor on top.
19cm tall with a 11.5cm base - Width to edge of handle 14cm
Probably French. Has some age but attractive and extremely sturdy
3. Attractive Two Handled With Clear Makers Mark on base.
19.5cm tall with a 11.5m wide - Width to to handles 18cm
Probably French. Has some age and extremely sturdy
4. A wonderful designed covered jug or coffee pot which is very elegant and decorated with a scalloped design around the circumference. A nice designed spout adds to the beauty of this piece and a rosette on the lid of the cap.
European mid 20th century and probably Italian.
Measuring 21cm tall x 12cm diameter. The distance from the spout to the handle is 16cm
Some blemishes - Please images - but the piece will polish up very nicely.
Overall a very heavy lot
Pewter, less expensive than silver, but just as striking and beautiful, is thought to have been first made in the Bronze Age, with bronze and pewter being related alloys. Pewter is mostly made up of tin, with a small amount of copper (and antimony), while bronze is mostly made of copper, with a small amount of tin. Metallurgists have speculated that pewter could have been invented when the quantities of metal in the alloy were reversed, either by accident or design.
Pewter has been crafted into both useful and beautiful objects for at least the last 3 millennia; with references to be found in the Bible, ancient Egypt and the Roman Empire. Trade in tin can be traced back to the Phoenician times, followed by the Romans – in fact, it is thought that the availability of pewter's primary raw material, tin, in Britain, is what prompted Caesar to invade having followed early Phoenician trade routes. Tin is the fourth most precious metal today after platinum, gold and silver, and pewter has long been prized as an alternative to silver.
Early sources of tin in Europe came from Cornwall, Devon, Brittany and the Iberian Peninsula. Italy was also supplied with tin from Tuscany until Roman times, but, according to Pliny the Elder, tin mining was halted on the Italian peninsula in 80 AD by senatorial decree. The centre of the Italian pewter industry, Venice, imported its tin from the Middle East until the 15th Century, when cheaper sources of tin became available from Cornwall, which supplied the region until modern times.
- Fijne verzameling tinnen kannen, potten en koffiepot
- Geschatte periode
- Vroeg tot midden 20e eeuw
- Land van herkomst
- Goede staat - gebruikt met kleine tekenen van ouderdom en vlekjes