How To Spot Markings In Antique Pewter

Pewter, an alloy of copper and tin or lead, was the staple domesticware for five centuries, from the 1300s to the 1830s. Pewter was widely used in everything, including cutlery and tanksards. It fell out fashion after the introduction mechanised silver-plating. But it has been revived again by handicraft-oriented Arts and Crafts and Art Nouveau … Read more

How Do I Identify British Pewter Marks

It is often difficult, but not impossible, to decipher which of the five main categories a British pewter mark fits into, because many marks have similar qualities. Touch marks, hallmarks, quality marks, labels and catalogue numbers were the primary markings found on British pewter until the 20th century. Depending on the pewter mark, if the … Read more