"The key-note of the fascination of pewter at its best is its simplicity. It does not, like gold and silver plate, hint in any way at large intrinsic values, nor has it their aggressive sparkle and glitter clamouring decoratively for attention." First published in 1913, Malcolm Bell's guide is a clear, concise and fascinating introduction to the world of antique pewter. Reflecting the changing aesthetic values of the 20th century, he praises the understated design and solid craftsmanship of everyday objects crafted using pewter alloy between the 15th and 17th centuries. He starts with a guide to the composition and manufacture of pewter, before surveying the history of its use and design in both domestic and ecclesiastical settings and offering useful advice for collectors.
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How Pewter was Wrought
Pewter before the Fifteenth Century
Pewtek in the Fifteenth Century
Pewter in the Sixteenth Century
Pewter in the Seventeenth Century
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alloy Altar Candlesticks antimony Appleshaw bowl Bronze C. H. Engleheart Chalice Church Plate Coffee-pot Communion Flagon copper craft craftsmen Cream-jug crowned Cruet decoration Dundee Dutch Early XIX century Early XVIII century Edinburgh Egg Cup eighteenth cen eighteenth century England English pewter Episcopalianism ewers Flagon Flemish found at Bermondsey found in London French Gowland Hammermen handle hundred Incorporation Inkstand inventory Lamp Late XVIII century Laton seal-top spoon Laton slip-top ladle Laton slip-top spoon Laton spoon lead London Company maker mark Measure metal moulds Mustard-pot nitric acid old pewter ordinances ornamentation Pepper-box Perth pewter found Pewter rat-tailed spoon Pewter slip-top spoon Pewter spoon Plate XIX plated with tin porringers pots pounds probably regulations remains of tin Salt-cellar saucers Scotch Scotland shillings silver spoons see Plate stamped Tankard Tea-pot tin plating tion Tobacco-box trade tury vessels ware weighing wine XVII