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Randall House - Wolfville Historical Society

Plate, Butter


Accession number: 75.G.10
Category: Eating vessel
Date: 1750 – 1820
Materials: Metal, pewter
Measurements: 2.8 cm W x 7.8 cm Diameter x 0.8 cm Depth
Marks/Label:

Touch marks on base, with name Villers under a crest and London.

Narrative:

 The makers were in business in Birmingham 1775-1820. The coat of arms and the 'London' are all part of the maker's mark registered at The Worshipful Company of Pewterers in London who have regulated the quality of pewterware in England by royal charter since the middle ages. The word 'London' was used to signify that the pewter was of approved quality.

Description: Plain deep pewter butter plate with raised rim; incised line running around inner edge of rim.
Manufacturer: Birch & Villiers