How to identify marks on pewter. British and Irish pewter is often unmarked. If
marks are present, they can help in identifying when and where the item was
Because pewter is such a soft metal, it was commonly melted and recast when a
... This makes the pieces more difficult to identify by marking and more easily ...
How to Identify Pewter Marks. Pewter is a mixture of two or more metals, with
about 90 percent tin. As far back as the 11th century, people used pewter objects
Identifying marks on pewter fall into five categories: touch marks, pseudo-marks,
quality marks, labels, and numbers. Touch marks generally indicate the ...
Feb 28, 2013 ... Whilst hallmarks on pewter can help identify the pewterer, they have no “official”
significance, unlike hallmarks on silver. There are normally ...
Feb 28, 2013 ... Whilst hallmarks on pewter have no official significance, they can help identify the
pewterer. There are normally four hallmarks, but pewterers ...
Pewter was more generally used than silver or brass in American households
from Colonial .... The best way to identify genuinely old pewter is by its surface.
How to Identify Pewter. Often used in vases, containers, platters and decorative
ornaments, pewter can be fairly easily identified as long as you look at its texture,
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It's copper. Not if it's cast. Most likely, it's zinc or cast iron with a copper plating. It's
pewter. Not if it's antique cast sculpture, bookends, etc.. Most likely, it's zinc.