Very Large Antique Pewter Wine Pitcher or Water Jug Shabby Chic French Hallmarked Pewter Ornament

Very Large Antique Pewter Wine Pitcher or Water Jug Shabby. Very Large Shabby Chic Antique Pewter Wine Pitcher or Water Jug, found and flogged in France. Very stoutly built and beautifully worn lidded pitcher, conservatively estimated age is early 1800s - it could easily be much older. It is absolutely huge and very heavy, just over 10 pounds dry weight. It. Very Large Shabby Chic Antique Pewter Wine Pitcher or Water Jug, found and flogged in France. Very stoutly built and beautifully worn lidded pitcher, conservatively estimated age is early 1800s - it could easily be much older. 。It is absolutely huge and very heavy, just over 10 pounds dry weight. It is also very soft and malleable, meaning that it has a relatively high lead content for pewter and would definitely not have been considered safe for drinks in modern times..... However back in it's early days, knowledge of many poisons, including lead, was non existent. Judging by it's size it probably spent it's time in an alehouse or similar.。This lovely old pitcher shows signs of great age.... The body is moulded and has a smooth finish, but all the additions (handle, lid and opening knob) are quite rough cast. The pewter is worn smooth in all the right places from many years of usage & the soft hinge is tired but still works well - it was definitely in regular service for many years. The top lip has been reshaped by it's original owner, as you can see in the photos.... the round top is neatly and symmetrically pushed inwards on both sides to make accurate pouring easy. The top knob has nicely hand tooled decoration, which is very worn in the centre by countless thumbs over the years.。It's only drawback is that it has at one time been put down heavily on the front of the base rather than squarely, probably full of wine at the time. As a result, the front of the base curves upwards, causing the whole thing to sit slightly off kilter, and it will rock very slightly if you nudge it. I guess this could be considered age appropriate wear for a utilitarian item of this age, the metal is so soft.。Awesome piece of antique pewter with a story to tell, it would look fabulous in a variety of locations.。Tracking down French pewter (Etain in French) makers is not an easy task. There are experts, but it will cost you the price of one or two of their expensive books if you fancy the challenge.。Total weight - 4.54 kilos (just under 6 pounds)。We will combine shipping for multiple orders and refund the overpayments.。Due to it's weight, it will be shipped with our economy carrier. If you need a transit time estimate or an upgrade, please send us your location.。Please feel free to contact us for more photographs or information.。Thanks for visiting "Found And Flogged," feel free to enjoy browsing other items in our store.。Stock Item No 3502/131219。

Very Large Antique Pewter Wine Pitcher or Water Jug Shabby Chic French Hallmarked Pewter Ornament
Very Large Antique Pewter Wine Pitcher or Water Jug Shabby Chic French Hallmarked Pewter Ornament
Very Large Antique Pewter Wine Pitcher or Water Jug Shabby Chic French Hallmarked Pewter Ornament
Very Large Antique Pewter Wine Pitcher or Water Jug Shabby Chic French Hallmarked Pewter Ornament

Very Large Antique Pewter Wine Pitcher or Water Jug Shabby Chic French Hallmarked Pewter Ornament

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