Antique Pewter 9 1/4" Shallow Plate w/ Plain Rim William Hogg Newcastle England
Description: An antique pewter plate from the United Kingdom. This plate has a flat and undecorated ~1 1/4" wide rim and a shallow center decorated with an incised line near where the rim starts. It was made by William Hogg of Newcastle on Tyne, England. The pewter plate is ~9 1/4" in diameter and ~3/4" in height. The rim of the plate has a rolled edge which can be seen on the back. The plate has a fairly shallow center with a decorative incised line along its periphery. The plate is marked on the underside with a goose or swan within an archway, the word Newcastle below it, the letters P, C, and D with what looks like anchors above them, touch marks from left to right the first should show a goose and the second should show the letter W, but these two are mostly gone (we know that because we know the mark) the third shows the letter H and the last mark shows a rose. These are the touch marks of William Hogg a pewterer in England active in the period 1780-1815. The piece has a beautiful and very nice gray age patina and a great look. A nice plate, which would make a nice addition to your collection of antique pewter plates. Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: Uncertain, but William Hogg was active in Newcastle upon Tyne in England in the period 1780 through 1815.
Origin: Was purchased at an estate auction in Southeastern Pennsylvania.
Size: The plate measures ~9 1/4" in diameter, is ~3/4" high in some spots (the plate is wavy in profile), and weighs ~15 ounces.
Maker: William Hogg.
Marks: Marked on the underside with a goose or swan within an archway, the word Newcastle below it, the letters P, C, and D with what looks like anchors above them. There should be four touch marks below which are from left to right with the first should show a goose and the second should show the letter W, but these two are mostly gone (we know that because we know the mark) the third shows the letter H and the last mark shows a rose.
Condition: The plate is in very good condition given its age (over 200 years old) and utilitarian function. It has no breaks, cracks, or repairs. The plate has a beautiful and very nice gray age patina and shows a lot of character. It has scratches and dings throughout, which can be seen in the photos. The plate is also slightly distorted as can also be seen in the photos. Be that as it may, the plate is very nice and worthy of a spot in your collection. Please see photo for additional condition information.
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