I do appreciate all the help. Tankards are shaped and used similarly to. Glass tankards—that is, straight-sided or inward-sloping glass vessels with —are still in everyday use. Pewter is now widely lead-free. Antique pewter has a charm all its own and adds warmth and a sense of history to todays surroundings.
I've struggled with the marks, since I'm not familiar with pewter, and hope someone might be able to help date the tankard, approximately? Within this website, there is information on British and Irish pewter with some illustrations and a glossary of terms. All pewter of modern manufacture meets the same standard. The terminal is the very bottom of the handle that is attached to the body. Excellent condition with exception to old, shallow scrape on reverse edge. Excellent used condition, original surface patina. Very good condition, some early repairs, barely visible. With current understanding of the effect of heavy metals such as lead on the body, it is not advisable to use them for drinking purposes.
Excellent condition, original surface patina. So that all fits with the date of 1830-37. Do read the decriptions especially the 1st that mentions Wm. As I can't make out the maker's touchmark, this was an exercise in futility. Form and style of mark indicate Queen Anne or George I period. Antiques on the Square carries antique pewter from the 1700s and 1800s. I recently inherited some pewter items and would like to know more about them.
Your last picture is probably the maker's mark. Unusual, may not be a measure. I have seen it on English pewter. Decorated with tracery on the upper stem, and a shell on reverse of bowl. Functional five-lug hinge, four-gill size body. Excellent condition, original surface patina. Glass bottoms are sometimes to antique tankards, reducing their value and authenticity.
Turning lines under base and incise lines at edges and join to handle. Excellent condition, original surface patina. In spite of its history, very few pewter items made before the 1600s can be found today outside of museums. In certain cases, the Society will assist in the identification of individual items. Medieval TankardsA medieval tankard is a form of drinkware consisting of a large, roughly cylindrical but tapers small toward the top with a single handle. About the size of a half pint.
Grooved match striker at opposite end. Would your members be interested? The Society is not a commercial organisation and cannot undertake valuations. Very good used condition with some oxidized areas on the face, partially cleaned reverse surface. A reputable antique dealer who specialises in antique metalware may be able to assist or point you in the right direction. Decorated hangers on each side suggest that it was suspended on a cord or leather strap from a belt, rather than kept in a pocket. Because of its low melting point, pewter was easily melted and remoulded over the years.
Very good cleaned condition, some interior oxide pitting. Lid closes smoothly with no hinge damage. We have tankards from nine of the largest pewter manufacturers in the world, all in one store. Excellent condition, original surface patina. Many of these are listed and have specialists who may assist. Old and valuable pieces will also benefit from an application of good quality neutral wax polish to protect from oxidisation.
Excellent condition, original surface patina. I almost missed that one, took me quite some time to find it! Actually, it's earlier than I realised when I bought it, so a pleasant surprise. Excellent condition, original surface patina. Inside the mug, on the base which has seen better days! I have some pewter items that I wish to sell. The Society concentrates its activities on antique pewter — generally items more than 100 years old. Above this there's what looks like a very worn 'X'? Pewter measures from the 17th and 18th centuries were made from an alloy of tin with a small percentage of lead to harden the metal.