Pewter Objects Photos

Pewter is an alloy mostly tin, with another metal such as copper, antimony, bismuth, lead or silver added for hardness. It has been used since ancient Egypt for casting plates and tankards. Antique pewter is not a common as one might anticipate because being soft, it wears and was frequently just remelted to make new objects.

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Cupboard attrib. to Peter Blin from Wethersfield, CT under pewter plates from Boston, MA at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.Box by Thomas Dennis of Ipswich, MA atop cupboard from Essex County, MA with pewter charger prob. from Scotland at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Pewter beaker by Robert Bonynge, Japanese Imari porcelain plate & English wineglasses at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.Corner cupboard from Chester, NH with pewter tavern sign & arm chair at Currier Museum of Art. Manchester, NH.
Cupboard (1675-90) attrib. to Peter Blin from Wethersfield, CT under pewter plates (c1695-1740) from Boston, MA at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.Box (c1680-99) by Thomas Dennis of Ipswich, MA atop cupboard (c1680-90) from Essex County, MA with pewter charger (c1650-70) prob. from Scotland at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Pewter beaker (c1731-63) by Robert Bonynge, Japanese Imari porcelain plate (1700-25) & English wineglasses (1700) at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.Corner cupboard (1761-80) from Chester, NH with pewter tavern sign & arm chair at Currier Museum of Art. Manchester, NH.
Pewter tankard by Frederick Bassett of Hartford, CT at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.Pewter church flagon by Johann Christoph Heyne of Lancaster, PA at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.Pewter measure by Timothy Boardman & Co. of New York at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.Wash stand from Boston with American pewter bowl & English mirror, pitcher & tumbler at Concord Museum. Concord, MA.
Pewter tankard (1761-1800) by Frederick Bassett of Hartford, CT at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.Pewter church flagon (1771) by Johann Christoph Heyne of Lancaster, PA at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.Pewter measure (1822-5) by Timothy Boardman & Co. of New York at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.Wash stand (1795-1810) from Boston with American pewter bowl (19th C) & English mirror, pitcher & tumbler at Concord Museum. Concord, MA.
Collection of porcelain & pewter pots & jugs at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Redware jar , cast metal coffee pot by Hiram Yale & Co. , mustard tin , native basket , shelf clock , redware cake mold , salt-glazed jug by Abraham Mead, stoneware preserve jar , & pewter whale oil lamp at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Pewter pitcher by George Richardson of Providence, RI at Currier Museum of Art. Manchester, NH.Glass & pewter caster set by Boston & Sandwich Glass Co., Sandwich, MA at DAR Memorial Continental Hall Museum. Washington, DC.
Collection of porcelain & pewter pots & jugs (18th C) at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Redware jar (early 1800s), cast metal coffee pot by Hiram Yale & Co. (1824-35), mustard tin (c1858), native basket (c1840-50), shelf clock (c1809-49), redware cake mold (early 1800s), salt-glazed jug (1791) by Abraham Mead, stoneware preserve jar (late 1800s), & pewter whale oil lamp (1830-60) at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Pewter pitcher (1839-41) by George Richardson of Providence, RI at Currier Museum of Art. Manchester, NH.Glass & pewter caster set (1825-30) by Boston & Sandwich Glass Co., Sandwich, MA at DAR Memorial Continental Hall Museum. Washington, DC.
Napoleon & Juliette lamp among pewter coffeepots & objects at Pardee Home Museum. Oakland, CA.Stoneware jar, pewter plate, & basket at Hyland House. Guilford, CT.Cupboard with pewter, ceramics behind high chair at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.Pewter plates at Stanley-Whitman House. Farmington, CT.
Napoleon & Juliette lamp among pewter coffeepots & objects at Pardee Home Museum. Oakland, CA.Stoneware jar, pewter plate, & basket at Hyland House. Guilford, CT.Cupboard with pewter, ceramics behind high chair at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.Pewter plates at Stanley-Whitman House. Farmington, CT.
Pewter coffee pot at Strong House. Windsor, CT.Sideboard with blue-flow plates, brown jugs, & pewter at Strong House. Windsor, CT.Pewter plates & mugs with water heater at Oliver Ellsworth Homestead Museum. Windsor, CT.Pewter plate at Phelps-Hathaway House. Suffield, CT.
Pewter coffee pot at Strong House. Windsor, CT.Sideboard with blue-flow plates, brown jugs, & pewter at Strong House. Windsor, CT.Pewter plates & mugs with water heater at Oliver Ellsworth Homestead Museum. Windsor, CT.Pewter plate at Phelps-Hathaway House. Suffield, CT.
Folding ladder & pantry with pewter, ceramics and foot warmers at Silas Deane House. Wethersfield, CT.Sideboard with pewter plates at Buttolph-Williams House. Wethersfield, CT.Pewter plates over fireplace at Joshua Hempstead House. New London, CT.Pewter wares over fireplace at Joshua Hempstead House. New London, CT.
Folding ladder & pantry with pewter, ceramics and foot warmers at Silas Deane House. Wethersfield, CT.Sideboard with pewter plates at Buttolph-Williams House. Wethersfield, CT.Pewter plates over fireplace at Joshua Hempstead House. New London, CT.Pewter wares over fireplace at Joshua Hempstead House. New London, CT.
Pewter spoons on rack at Joshua Hempstead House. New London, CT.Kitchen fireplace at Nathaniel Hempstead House. New London, CT.Pewter & ceramic dishes at Nathaniel Hempstead House. New London, CT.Collection of stoneware, redware, wooden boxes & pewter at Judson House. Stratford, CT.
Pewter spoons on rack at Joshua Hempstead House. New London, CT.Kitchen fireplace at Nathaniel Hempstead House. New London, CT.Pewter & ceramic dishes at Nathaniel Hempstead House. New London, CT.Collection of stoneware, redware, wooden boxes & pewter at Judson House. Stratford, CT.
Pewter plate & teapot at Judson House. Stratford, CT.Pewter teapot at Judson House. Stratford, CT.Pantry with redware, wood mortars, stoneware & pewter at Thankful Arnold House. Haddam, CT.Collection of 17th C ceramic, metal & glass table items at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.
Pewter plate & teapot at Judson House. Stratford, CT.Pewter teapot at Judson House. Stratford, CT.Pantry with redware, wood mortars, stoneware & pewter at Thankful Arnold House. Haddam, CT.Collection of 17th C ceramic, metal & glass table items at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.
Cabinet with collection of pewter & ceramic vessels at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.Shelf with early American glass, ceramics, pewter & wooden serving vessels at Old Stone House. Washington, DC.Pewter basin & pitcher on chest at Old Stone House. Washington, DC.Side board with collection of pewter in dining room at Nichols House Museum. Boston, MA.
Cabinet with collection of pewter & ceramic vessels at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.Shelf with early American glass, ceramics, pewter & wooden serving vessels at Old Stone House. Washington, DC.Pewter basin & pitcher on chest at Old Stone House. Washington, DC.Side board with collection of pewter in dining room at Nichols House Museum. Boston, MA.
Pewter plates at Hartwell Tavern at Minute Men National Historical Park. Concord, MA.Pewter plates & household items at Plimouth Plantation. Plymouth, MA.Pewter plates at Plimouth Plantation. Plymouth, MA.Pewter & ceramic plates at Plimouth Plantation. Plymouth, MA.
Pewter plates at Hartwell Tavern at Minute Men National Historical Park. Concord, MA.Pewter plates & household items at Plimouth Plantation. Plymouth, MA.Pewter plates at Plimouth Plantation. Plymouth, MA.Pewter & ceramic plates at Plimouth Plantation. Plymouth, MA.
Pewter teapot & candle sticks in Mayflower Society House. Plymouth, MA.Pewter collection on drop front desk at Mayflower Society House. Plymouth, MA.Crockery & pewter plates at John Adams birthplace. Quincy, MA.Table with pewter plates at John Quincy Adams birthplace. Quincy, MA.
Pewter teapot & candle sticks in Mayflower Society House. Plymouth, MA.Pewter collection on drop front desk at Mayflower Society House. Plymouth, MA.Crockery & pewter plates at John Adams birthplace. Quincy, MA.Table with pewter plates at John Quincy Adams birthplace. Quincy, MA.
Fireplace with collection of pewter at John Balch Museum House. Beverly, MA.Pewter plates on kitchen board at Jeremiah Lee Mansion. Marblehead, MA.Cupboard with China & pewter plates at Hoxie House. Sandwich, MA.Cupboard with China & pewter plates at Hoxie House. Sandwich, MA.
Fireplace with collection of pewter at John Balch Museum House. Beverly, MA.Pewter plates on kitchen board at Jeremiah Lee Mansion. Marblehead, MA.Cupboard with China & pewter plates at Hoxie House. Sandwich, MA.Cupboard with China & pewter plates at Hoxie House. Sandwich, MA.
Collection of American pewter at Currier Museum of Art. Manchester, NH.Pewter atop dining room sideboard in Aspet at Saint-Gaudens NHS. Cornish, NH.Covered pottery bowl plus pewter plates at Rancho de las Golondrinas. Santa Fe, NM.Pewter teapot & goblets in kitchen at Millard Fillmore House. East Aurora, NY.
Collection of American pewter at Currier Museum of Art. Manchester, NH.Pewter atop dining room sideboard in Aspet at Saint-Gaudens NHS. Cornish, NH.Covered pottery bowl plus pewter plates at Rancho de las Golondrinas. Santa Fe, NM.Pewter teapot & goblets in kitchen at Millard Fillmore House. East Aurora, NY.
Pewter coffee pot & bowl at Millard Fillmore House. East Aurora, NY.Metal teapot & glass bowl in Conklin House at Old Bethpage Village. Old Bethpage, NY.Whale oil lamp with lens to focus light at Home Sweet Home Museum. East Hampton, NY.Pewter whale oil lamp at Home Sweet Home Museum. East Hampton, NY.
Pewter coffee pot & bowl at Millard Fillmore House. East Aurora, NY.Metal teapot & glass bowl in Conklin House at Old Bethpage Village. Old Bethpage, NY.Whale oil lamp with lens to focus light at Home Sweet Home Museum. East Hampton, NY.Pewter whale oil lamp at Home Sweet Home Museum. East Hampton, NY.
Pewter covered pitcher, beaker & antique bottles at Thomas Halsey Homestead. South Hampton, NY.Pewter whale oil lamp at Thomas Halsey Homestead. South Hampton, NY.Pewter plate, glass bottles & stoneware jug at Thomas Halsey Homestead. South Hampton, NY.Colonial table setting with pewter dishes and primitive knives & forks at Thomas Halsey Homestead. South Hampton, NY.
Pewter covered pitcher, beaker & antique bottles at Thomas Halsey Homestead. South Hampton, NY.Pewter whale oil lamp at Thomas Halsey Homestead. South Hampton, NY.Pewter plate, glass bottles & stoneware jug at Thomas Halsey Homestead. South Hampton, NY.Colonial table setting with pewter dishes and primitive knives & forks at Thomas Halsey Homestead. South Hampton, NY.
Pewter & porcelain plates at Conference House. Staten Island, NY.Pewter pitcher & basin with shaving mug at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.Porcelain urns & beakers plus pewter plates in Murphy room at Bayou Bend. Houston, TX.Fireplace with German pewter in San Felipe Cottage at Sam Houston Park. Houston, TX.
Pewter & porcelain plates at Conference House. Staten Island, NY.Pewter pitcher & basin with shaving mug at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.Porcelain urns & beakers plus pewter plates in Murphy room at Bayou Bend. Houston, TX.Fireplace with German pewter in San Felipe Cottage at Sam Houston Park. Houston, TX.
Pewter pitcher in San Felipe Cottage at Sam Houston Park. Houston, TX.Collection of pewter & Britannia plates & vessels at Shelburne Museum. Shelburne, VT.Collection of pewter & Britannia plates & vessels at Shelburne Museum. Shelburne, VT.Pewter & Britannia pitchers at Shelburne Museum. Shelburne, VT.
Pewter pitcher in San Felipe Cottage at Sam Houston Park. Houston, TX.Collection of pewter & Britannia plates & vessels at Shelburne Museum. Shelburne, VT.Collection of pewter (tin, bismuth & lead) & Britannia (tin, bismuth & antimony) plates & vessels at Shelburne Museum. Shelburne, VT.Pewter & Britannia pitchers at Shelburne Museum. Shelburne, VT.
Pewter or Britannia horse & deer bookends at Shelburne Museum. Shelburne, VT.Qing Dynasty ceramic vase with pewter surround from China at Mobile Museum of Art. Mobile, AL.Pewter flagon by Israel Trask of Beverly, MA at Currier Museum of Art. Manchester, NH.Pewter & glass vase by Joseph Maria Olbrich of Wiener Werkstätte at Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, MI.
Pewter or Britannia horse & deer bookends at Shelburne Museum. Shelburne, VT.Qing Dynasty ceramic vase (c1860) with pewter surround (20th C) from China at Mobile Museum of Art. Mobile, AL.Pewter flagon (1867) by Israel Trask of Beverly, MA at Currier Museum of Art. Manchester, NH.Pewter & glass vase (1900) by Joseph Maria Olbrich of Wiener Werkstätte at Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, MI.
Pewter "Tudric" tea & coffee service by Archibald Knox for Liberty & Co. of London at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.Pewter biscuit box by Archibald Knox of Liberty & Co. of London, England at Carnegie Museum of Art. Pittsburgh, PA.Pewter standing mirror by Württemberg Metalworks Factory of Geislingen, Germany at Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, MI.Pewter covered dish at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.
Pewter "Tudric" tea & coffee service (c1903) by Archibald Knox for Liberty & Co. of London at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.Pewter biscuit box (1903) by Archibald Knox of Liberty & Co. of London, England at Carnegie Museum of Art. Pittsburgh, PA.Pewter standing mirror (c1905) by Württemberg Metalworks Factory of Geislingen, Germany at Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, MI.Pewter covered dish at Hammond Castle Museum. Gloucester, MA.
Pewter plates & candlesticks by Roycrofter Karl Kipp from his Tookay Shop at Elbert Hubbard Roycroft Museum. East Aurora, NY.Sharlot Hall Museum. Prescott, AZ.Ten Woodsmen pewter spoons in Southwest Crafts Center. San Antonio, TX.Metal coffee pot in Baetge House at Conservation Plaza. New Braunfels, TX.
Pewter plates & candlesticks by Roycrofter Karl Kipp from his Tookay Shop at Elbert Hubbard Roycroft Museum. East Aurora, NY.Pewter table setting in log Governor's Mansion at Sharlot Hall Museum. Prescott, AZ.Ten Woodsmen pewter spoons in Southwest Crafts Center. San Antonio, TX.Metal coffee pot in Baetge House at Conservation Plaza. New Braunfels, TX.
Hand painted stein with pewter top at Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture. New Braunfels, TX.


Hand painted stein with pewter top at Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture. New Braunfels, TX.



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