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The Buttery Feel of Early Pewter - In: Uncategorized

In : Uncategorized Comments : 0 Author : Louise M Date : 20 Jan 2019
Early Pewter Vessel

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.

 

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