Friday, June 19, 2015

Guinness Pewter Tankard

Further addition to the collection. A rather nice pewter mug made by Wentworth from Sheffield, England, #909 of 2500 made.
I looked on the Wentworth website and the first hallmark, ARW is for Wentworth Pewter, second I think is the tin content, i.e. 92%, the third is some European mark, the fourth is for the Association of British Pewter Craftsmen (ABPC) formed in 1970 to promote high standards in manufacturing and to raise awareness of pewter's many merits such as that it is much more stable than silver and, unlike silver, can be used for salty substances. The fifth I have no idea.
Nevertheless still a nice modern addition to the collection I think.

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