A Demonstration in Pewter Making

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By L. M. A. ROY [Originally published September 1949 ; posted in conjunction with Barrymore Laurence Scherer’s “American Pewter,” March/April 2013.] Mr. Roy’s model for this pictorial demonstration was John G. Herrock, “whose family,” he says,” were tinkering with tools from the time they came to Maine in 1799.”  Besides pewter, he makes violins, reproductions of colonial furniture, wrought iron, jewelry, and …

The Care of Pewter

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  By John W. Poole [Originally published November 1938; posted in conjunction with Barrymore Laurence Scherer’s “American Pewter,” March/April 2013.] IN ADDITION to the desirability of maintaining the value of personal property, the owner of antiquities possessing historical and cultural significance owes a very definite obligation to posterity. In some fields, little or none of this responsibility may be shifted …

This Week’s Top Lots: April 19 – 24

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*  At the April 19 American furniture, decorative art & folk art sale at Freeman’s in Philadelphia, the top lot was a pewter sweetmeat dish attributed to Francis Bassett I, 1728, that sold for $85,000 (estimate $45,000-55,000). The second highest price paid was for a George Washington memorial needlework (estimate $30,000-50,000), which sold for $33,400. *  At Freeman’s April 20 …