Pewter Plates Serving Set, 5 Lobed & 6 Lobed Wavy Edged Plates, 1800s.
Pewter Plates, One 5 Lobed Wavy Edged Plate and a Smaller 6 Lobed Double Reeded Wavy Edged Plate, Serving Set, Circa 1800s.
The Yeoman and Gentry classes moved from using treen to using Pewter and the use of Pewter was extensive from the middle 1500s to the middle 1700s.
Afterwards, with the widespread use of ceramics and glass, they being less expensive and lighter than Pewter took much of the market. The industrial revolution and factory production in the early 1800s providing all the needs of the domestic market brought about the end for most of the makers of cast pewter.
The marketing methods of the early pewterers frequently offered to take back old pewter and replace it with new, allowing up to 75% of the new value. Scrap gathered for weapons manufacture also lessened the availability of truly antique pewter.
Item Code - PEW7D100419ULA
Large Plate - Width: 11 3/4" Height: 11 3/4" Depth: 1"
Small Plate - Width: 5" Height: 5" Depth: 1/2" Total Weight: 714 g
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