#1012 Mullingar of Westmeath, Ireland is one of the most famous manufacturers in Europe. Their factory is a tourist destination. Mullingar goblets sell for about $80 so this is quite a bargain. This goblet features Book of Kells designs. It measures 9 x 6.5 cm
#1020 Scandinavian pewter has been made since Roman times. This candlestick holder follows traditional Nordic decoration designs. The company is Hardanger Sylvplett Konge-Tinn, Kinsarvik Norway. It measures 7 x 7 cm.
#1018 Vintage Selandia pewter vase, mid century. Some minor scratches but in very good condition. 7 x 19 cm.
#1019 This pewter picture holder depicts a lighthouse from the east coast. It measures 16 x 8.5 x 3 cm
#1558 Vintage pewter goblet marked fein zinn kunstgewerbe bad-bruckenau stadt.
#1425 These are older mid century tumblers from Holland. They measure 7.5 x 11 cm. KMD (N V Koninklijke Metaalwarenfabrieken Voorhee J N Daalderop & Zonen), Royal Holland Pewter established its trademark in 1964. It likely this company may have had earlier beginnings. Under this name the company apparently ceased operations in 1989.
#1170 Two enameled pewter figures in 18th century dress. they measure 11 x 4.5 cm. Age or country of manufacture is unknown. One lacks a hanger but this is easy to fix as they are only glued. They are unmarked but may have been some museum souvenir of New France?
#1257 The Wilton family has been involved in the metal casting industry since 1892. Half a century later, Ralph P. Wilton, Jr. expanded the family business through other ventures, such as Wilton Products (1940) which made cast iron gifts and the Wilton Brass Company (1955). Wilton, Jr. developed the formula for a unique aluminum-based alloy called Armetale, which led to a new line of Wilton products. In 1969, the Company relocated to Mount Joy, Pennsylvania.
Wilton Armetale’s products are produced by using an ancient painstaking process called sand molding, whereby an impression formed in sand is filled with molten metal. Since items are individually cast and meticulously hand-finished, no two pieces are exactly alike. When cast, this metal alloy can be worked to acquire the look of pewter or be highly polished to resemble silver. Armetale means art metal. It is 8 x 13.5 x 11.5 cm.
I will be posting for sale vintage pewter from various parts of the world particularly northern Europe, Canada and Ireland. Mugs, goblets, figurines, vases, candlestick holders.
Pewter is a malleable metal alloy consisting of tin, antimony, copper, bismuth, and sometimes silver. Copper and antimony act as hardeners but lead may be used in lower grades of pewter, imparting a bluish tint. Pewter has a low melting point, around 170–230 °C, depending on the exact mixture of metals.