Antique Pewter Deep Basin Townsend & Compton London Beautifully Hammered Booge
Description: An antique deep pewter basin or bowl having a rising flat narrow rim with a rounded edge. The bowl has a round flat base with rounded rising sides. The sides of the bowl are slightly rounded and flared outwards rising to the flat reeded rim. The edge has a beautiful hammered booge giving the piece a great look. The bowl is fully marked with Townsend & Compton hallmarks in the center of the base. It also has a crown and rose mark saying Made in LONDON. The bowl, which we believe is form the mid to late 1700s is rather substantial and very well made. The bowl is a great example of English exports to the US. It is in great condition and looks great for being over 200 years old. The basin was obviously cleaned to give it its original look. Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: Uncertain but most likely mid to late 1700s (mid to late 18th century).
Origin: Was purchased at an estate auction in Southeastern Pennsylvania. The piece was made in England.
Size: The base measures ~5 1/2" in diameter at the base, ~9 1/8" in diameter at the top, and the piece is ~2 1/4" high. The basin weighs over one pound and 6.5 ounces.
Maker: Townsend & Compton.
Marks: Marked in the center with the touch of Townsend & Compton consisting of a dove flying over a trotting horse within a shaped seal with the words TOWNSEDN COMPTON surrounding them. It also has a crown and rose mark with the words MADE IN LONDON surrounding them. Finally, the piece has hallmarks including a square with the letters T&C, another with a lion passant, and two more which are not identifiable. See the last two photos for details.
Condition: The basin is in very good condition. The piece is from mid to late 18th century and is rather substantial and very well made. The pewter is in very good condition with a beautifully hammered booge. The basin has scratches and a few small dings. It has no breaks and no repairs. It is great looking, all original, and has a beautiful silver look. The bowl is intact with no breaks or repairs. It has many scratches and multiple small and relatively shallow dings. Be that as it may, the piece is nice and would make a great addition to your collection. Please see photo for additional condition information.
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