Antique Pewter Mug Tulip Shaped with Broken "C" Handle One Pint Stamp
Description: Antique Tulip shaped pint pewter mug with a rococo form broken "C" handle, The mug has the classic tulip shape used in England during the 19th century (see page 286 in Peter Hornsby's book Pewter of the Western World 1600-1850, published by Schiffer Publishing Ltd in 1983). The mug has a broken "C" applied ornate handle and is stamped "PINT" near the top rim. The rim of the mug shows an incised decoration right below it and is flared outwards. Both the edge of the base and the top edge of the mug are decorated with incised or cut line. The piece has a splotchy warm gray patina acquire with age. The mug is unmarked as to the maker or origin suggesting that it is an old mug made for general use by bulk producer/pewterer. Please carefully review the photos as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: Uncertain but most likely mid to third quarter 19th century.
Origin: Uncertain but most likely in England.
Size: Measures ~3 1/2" in diameter at top and ~3 3/4" in diameter at the base. It is ~5 3/8" at its widest including the handle, and is ~5" high. The piece weighs over one pound and two ounces.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This nice old beautifully shaped pewter implement. It is a nice pewter mug worthy of a spot in your collection.
Condition: This mug is in good condition with no breaks, cracks, or repairs. It does have some minor scratches, a few dings on the handle and along the edges as well as some minor dark spots. The piece is slightly deformed along the edge of the base and the top, but nothing of major concern. The mug has a splotchy patina or uneven coloring, which would be removed once the piece is cleaned to bring out its full beauty. In addition, the piece has stains and residue on the inside, which we believe can also be cleaned. Please see photos to appreciate the beauty of the piece and for additional condition information.