One can also see the gaps between the hinge parts; not as wide a gap as those found on original 16’s pieces. THE PIECE HAS A LARGE RELIEF ROSETTE IN THE BOTTOM – SOME OLDER SERVING STEINS DID HAVE THESE – BUT THE ORIGINALS ARE ‘NORMALLY’ ABOUT THE SIZE OF A NICKEL UP TO THE “INDIAN” SILVER DOLLAR,….  “VERY, VERY , VERY FEW” MARKS OF “95%” (OR OTHER NUMBERS CLOSE BY, SUCH AS JUST BELOW) WERE EVER USED ON ANTIQUE PEWTER. — BE EXTREMELY CAUTIOUS WHILE LOOKING AT LIGHT WEIGHT STEINS MARKED WITH DATES FROM 1810 TO ABOUT 1860.
SOME 1870-1900 STEIN LIDS ARE MARKED 90% ON THE SHANK., MEANING ONLY 10% OF THE MIX WAS NOT TIN! THE GERMANS MADE 100’S OF FAKES IN THE LATE 1800’S AND VERY EARLY 1900’S TO MET THE NEW DEMAND IN THE USA AFTER SEVERAL BIG PEWTER DISPLAYS WERE HELD HERE.
It is most often found on Philadelphia pieces with neoclassic styling. Bismuth expands while solidifying which allows more alloy to expand into the mold cavity. Refers to Thomas Danforth Boardman, his brothers Sherman and Timothy, and the various partnerships formed by the Boardmans during the first half of the 19th century.
Beginning in 1804 and ending in 1873, this Hartford, Connecticut based family created the largest and longest-running pewter making business in the early history of the United States. A disk or flange-shaped extension at the top of a candlestick nozzle used to catch and retain the candle wax drippings. A volatile, turpentine-derived liquid fuel used for lighting.
at the edges AND NO DENT WHERE ‘LID STOP’ HITS THE HANDLE — THIS PIECE , ON EBAY, WAS DATED “1846” – SO AFTER 160 YEARS OF USE THERE WOULD BE SOME GAPS IN BETWEEN THE HINGES ! ) A Circa 1810 tankard with a good indication of the uncleaned / polished area just around the thumblift.This glossary contains terms that apply to American pewter and to British pewter that was imported into this country from the late 17th century to the first quarter of the 19th century.For terms that apply only to British pewter, refer to the Web Page of One of the metals that may be alloyed with tin to create pewter.First used by French pewterers in the 17th century, by British pewterers in the late 17th century, and by American pewterers in the 19th century. A raised ring on the bottom of a lid which fits inside the opening of a container in order to keep the lid from moving laterally. A narrow decorative molding resembling a row of beads 1/16" or smaller in diameter.It is formed by a beading tool, in somewhat the same manner as a pie crimper, applied with pressure against the edge of a rotating piece in a lathe. A metallic element used occasionally in pewter alloys as a hardening agent.