Colonial Pewter Bowl Single Reed, Touch Mark Blois, Ownership Mark L.D
Colonial Pewter Bowl, 19th Century, Single Reeded Plate, Touch Mark On Rim 'Blois' and Ownership Mark 'L.D.' Signed Underneath Bowl.
The history of pewter in America goes back to the early colonial period, it had made its appearance in Jamestown, Virginia by 1610, and in the New England area by the 1630s as newly arrived colonists brought pewter with them from their native England.
Those with money had plates made of pewter. Food with high acid content caused some of the lead to leach onto the food, causing lead poisoning and death. This happened most often with tomatoes, so for the next 400 years or so, tomatoes were considered poisonous.
Item Code - PEW7D542PAN
Width: 8 1/2" Height: 1 1/2" Depth: 8 1/2" Weight: 499 g
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