Large Pewter Platter


An exceptionally large oval pewter platter. The platter has stamped touch marks on the bottom that are nearly worn away. One can be read only as “Supe..”, undoubtedly for “Super Fine/Hard Metal”. This mark was used by English pewterers to indicate the hardness of the alloy used. Above that mark is an “X” with a crown above it. This mark came into use in the late 17th century as an indication of quality.A third touch mark, in the shape of a fan, has not been identified.18th Century, English.

Dimensions: 29½” x 22”

Item No. 190041

Price: $975.

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