There is nothing like the feel of early pewter. It is inscribed with the name J Buckley. I am not sure of its provenance, but it has the shape and feel of something from the mid-1800s. If it was from Biddeford-Saco area, the mid-1850s was when the mills started to boom and the population in Biddeford-Saco exploded.
I’d like to think this tankard graced the table of a local tavern and was brimming over with fresh cider or ale. It was poured for a traveller on the King’s Highway that extended from Falmouth to Boston.