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Post by 22 Crawford St. January 25th 2015, 7:50 pm

X2 ENGLISH PEWTER vases - info?

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Post by denbydump January 26th 2015, 8:35 am

Many companies used "English pewter" in the mark, but can't track this one down.
They will be early 20thC, possibly AS of Birmingham?
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Post by 22 Crawford St. January 26th 2015, 8:13 pm

Thanks for trying DD. I've searched online but also cant's get an exact match. Are they in over-cleaned condition? Do the pewter people want them grubbier?
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Post by NaomiM January 26th 2015, 9:44 pm

Is each post going to have an extra pound coin in it. Laughter

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Post by denbydump January 26th 2015, 9:49 pm

I handle and restore a lot of pewter, and clean it all, for various reasons.

It was known as "Poor man's Silver" and when new, and cleaned regularly,
it looked like silver, but allow it to tarnish too much, and then, unlike silver,
it becomes very difficult to clean up, yours don't look too dirty though.
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Post by denbydump January 26th 2015, 9:50 pm

NaomiM wrote:Is each post going to have an extra pound coin in it. Laughter

Is that how much they cost??
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Post by 22 Crawford St. January 26th 2015, 10:02 pm

They are there for scale! I have a pot full of shiny ones. Just got carried away!

Ok, wasn't me, I'm not the over polishing type.
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Post by denbydump January 26th 2015, 10:04 pm

Some recent successes.
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Post by 22 Crawford St. January 26th 2015, 10:31 pm

All strong design. How does pewter sell ?
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Post by denbydump January 26th 2015, 10:39 pm

Any arts & crafts/art nouveau/secessionist stylistic pieces do well, Tudric being the
main one, but continental manufacturers like eg. Orivit, Kayzerzinn, Osiris and Oriana
can be just as good.
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Post by 22 Crawford St. January 26th 2015, 11:34 pm

Yes looking there are some Tudric pieces like mine but their curves and movement are so much better. Mine look like flat provincial copies in comparison.

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Post by Guest January 27th 2015, 5:01 pm

Sorry Crawford for jumping in on your thread but was just wondering DD if its possible for me to reshape my pewter planter back with a hammer? I got this quite a few years back in this condition. Should I polish it or leave it, your thoughts appreciated.

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Post by denbydump January 27th 2015, 11:25 pm

Roundhead pewter. Trademark used by Samuel Groves of
Birmingham between 1922 and the 1950s

I of course would bash it out and clean it to "chrome" condition.
Not of any great value Zip, but a nice bit anyway.

Use blocks of wood to bash it, don't hammer it directly!
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Post by 22 Crawford St. January 27th 2015, 11:34 pm

Adventurous! If you go for it zip tell us what happens!
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Post by denbydump January 27th 2015, 11:39 pm

2 mins work Zip, you can be quite brutal with english pewter, as it's
quite soft, compared to continental pieces.
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Post by Guest January 28th 2015, 3:44 am

Thanks DD for your advise I will give it a bash in the next few days, just one more,,
what should I clean it with? brasso ?
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Post by 22 Crawford St. January 28th 2015, 5:45 pm

...and one last question - Is not my thread title wrong - Should it be Nouveau not Deko?>
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Post by denbydump March 6th 2015, 8:13 pm

So Zip, how did you get on?

My latest comission, all tudric, bashing and scrubbing, is my work never done?

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Post by 22 Crawford St. March 6th 2015, 8:39 pm

DD you've done this before methinks Deco Pewter Vases -marked ASB ENGLISH PEWTER 1778162979
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Post by Guest March 6th 2015, 8:55 pm

Denby they look lovely, I am afraid I've been lazy and still not got around to it.

Got this little deco cup recently, Craftsman 26-39. like it as I have not found one before.

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Post by denbydump March 6th 2015, 10:09 pm

Nice one Zip, looks in lovely condition, no bashing needed there!
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Post by denbydump March 6th 2015, 10:13 pm

22 Crawford St. wrote:DD you've done this before methinks Deco Pewter Vases -marked ASB ENGLISH PEWTER 1778162979

You would wince if you watched, especially if they were your pieces!
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