The origins of pewter, a tin-based alloy, trace back around 2,000 years ago. In ancient times, pewter contained 70 percent tin and 30 percent lead. Since it is less expensive compared to silver but equally stunning in looks, it has been a popular alloy for utility and decoration ever since. The upcoming sale from Pook & Pook, Inc. will feature several unique pewter items from the Robert & Barbara Jean Horan collection.
A pewter tankard by John Will is a particularly striking lot. It is designed with a bright-cut decorative engraving— the initials MF and RS. Bright-cut engraving on objects involves creating designs by making tiny cuts into the metal using a polished tool. The tool causes the exposed surfaces to reflect light and appear bright. A footed pewter sugar bowl designed by John’s fourth son, William Will, is noteworthy as well. A pewter flagon from Pennsylvania, attributed to Love, also leads the catalog. The piece features a lid, handle and spout. Flagons are pitchers used for holding liquor, especially wine and beer. To view the complete catalog and register to bid in the upcoming Robert & Barbara Jean Horan Pewter Collection & Additions sale, visit Bidsquare and browse other online auctions.
Lot Categories:Decorative Arts (301), Pewter (301)
# of Lots:301
Price Range:$5- $4,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Pewter Tankard|| Estimate: |
|Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Pewter Flagon|| Estimate: |
|New York Quart Tankard, 18th Century|| Estimate: |
|Footed Pewter Sugar Bowl, ca. 1780|| Estimate: |
|American Flat Lid Pewter Tankard, ca. 1775|| Estimate: |
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