Pewter was used in the ancient world by the Egyptians and later the Romans, and came into extensive use in Europe from the Middle Ages. Most tableware was produced in pewter until the making of porcelain. Mugs and tankards may be the most familiar pewter antiques, although the metal was also used for many other items including porringers, plates, dishes, basins, spoons, measures, flagons, communion cups, teapots, sugar bowls, beer steins, and cream jugs.
michael armson (antiques) ltd, wilstone, united kingdom
A very large pewter lidded flagon which apart from a slightly flattened thumb piece is in excellent condition, this would have been either for serving ale but more probably it was a cider jug, it...
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