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Photo of Tulip Pint Mug with Acanthus Leaf Handle
Price: $175

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18th century pewter mugs and tankards with acanthus leaf handle designs are quite  rare and therefore quite desirable to collectors. I was fortunate to acquire an 18th century English export tulip shaped quart mug with acanthus leaf handle last year. That mug was the inspiration for this smaller pint mug. The acanthus leaf motif, an elegant feature, was also used on some...

Photo of Bonynge Pint Mug
Price: $175

Robert Bonynge was an 18th century Boston pewterer whose working dates were 1731-63. Surviving examples of this man’s pewter are rare. Today, 18th century American mugs with fishtail terminal handles which exist are as scarce as hen’s teeth.

We would like to thank our friend Wayne Hilt of Hilt Pewter for his help in creating this handle pattern from an original example. We love...

Porringers

Photo of Medium Porringer, “Old English” Handle
Price: $75

The Medium Porringer with Old English Handle has a new look. We’ve abandoned the basin bowl and gone to the larger, 4.25″ bowl used on the Flower Handle and Med. Jones Porringers.

The Old English Handle is larger than is predecessor as well. The overall length of handle and bowl on this porringer is 6″.  A classic form with many potential uses!

 

Photo of Crown Handle Porringer
Price: $95

The Crown Handle Porringer is a reproduction of an 18th century porringer that I believe was made in Boston.

It has a 5.25″ diameter bowl which was referred to as a pint capacity. These were multi-purpose vessels that were used to eat from, to drink from and to use as measures. In fact, if you look at the inventories of 18th century pewterers, they list the porringers by their capacity...

Photo of Medium Porringer, Flower Handle
Price: $75

The Medium Porringer Flower Handle is a piece my father reproduced many years ago. I believe he copied a 19th century porringer made by the Cincinnati, Ohio firm of Flagg & Homan. It is a wonderful handle design. Most medium size porringer bowls are 4.25″ in diameter.

Photo of Large Jones Porringer
Price: $95

The Large Jones Porringer is a reproduction of one made in the late 18th century by Providence, Rhode Island pewterer, Gershom Jones, circa 1774 -1809. This was the first piece my father reproduced years ago. It is also special because I grew up in Providence.

This type of handle is referred to as a flower handle and it is a beautiful and classic form. In addition to the large, we also...

Photo of Medium Jones Porringer
Price: $75

The Medium Jones Porringer is a reproduction of one made in the late 18th century by Providence, Rhode Island pewterer, Gershom Jones, circa 1774 -1809. This was the first piece my father reproduced years ago. It is also special to me, because I grew up in Providence.

This type of handle is referred to as a flower handle and it is a beautiful and classic form. In addition to the large,...

Photo of  Small Jones Porringer
Price: $60

The Small Jones Porringer is a reproduction of one made in the late 18th century by Providence, Rhode Island pewterer, Gershom Jones, circa 1774 -1809. This was the first piece my father reproduced years ago. It is also special to me, because I grew up in Providence.

This type of handle is referred to as a flower handle and it is a beautiful and classic form. In addition to the large,...

Photo of  J. Bassett Porringer
Price: $95

I introduced the John Bassett Porringer several years ago. John Bassett was active in New York City circa 1720 – 1761, and surviving examples of his work today are very rare. His sons Francis and Frederick were also skilled pewterers who produced excellent wares.

This Bassett Porringer has a 5.25″ (pint) bowl with two incised lines on the rim and an “Old English” type handle. Another...

Photo of  Large Melville Porringer
Price: $95

The Melville Porringers are reproductions of ones made in Newport, Rhode Island in the 18th century by David Melville, circa 1755–1793. This kind of handle is referred to as the Solid, Rhode Island type. I enjoy the simplicity of the handle design and it is perhaps the strongest handle I make. Original examples of this type of porringer are scarce.

Photo of  Medium Melville Porringer
Price: $75

The Melville Porringers are reproductions of ones made in Newport, Rhode Island in the 18th century by David Melville, circa 1755–1793. This kind of handle is referred to as the Solid, Rhode Island type. I enjoy the simplicity of the handle design and it is perhaps the strongest handle I make. Original examples of this type of porringer are scarce.

Photo of  Large Lee Basin Porringer
Price: $95

The Lee Basin Porringer is the largest in our product line with a bowl that measures 6″ in diameter. The Basin Bowl type has a flat bottom, a slightly tapered side, and a narrow, flared rim. The flower handle design on the Lee Porringer is a unique form, made only by Richard Lee and Richard Lee, Jr. The handle is beautiful and balances well with the larger bowl.

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