Later Nils Thorsson took the manufactory into the new and final era in the period 1928-1969 where it changed name to Royal Copenhagen Faience.The painters of Flora Danica, where allowed to paint a few items every year they for themselves.SOME 1870-1900 STEIN LIDS ARE MARKED 90% ON THE SHANK., MEANING ONLY 10% OF THE MIX WAS NOT TIN! THE GERMANS MADE 100’S OF FAKES IN THE LATE 1800’S AND VERY EARLY 1900’S TO MET THE NEW DEMAND IN THE USA AFTER SEVERAL BIG PEWTER DISPLAYS WERE HELD HERE. BE “VERY LEARY” OF ANY PIECE WITH THE MARKS STAMPED ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE LID OR ON THE BOTTOM OF THE LID INSIDE. ABOUT 95% OF THESE WILL HAVE A WRIGGLE WORK SCENE ON THEM TO ADD TO THE DECEPTION OF AGE.In 1882 he bought the Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Manufactory and the two companies merged to one.The production of faience lived its own quite life in the shadow of the blooming interest for industrial production of porcelain at Royal Copenhagen.Colorless specimens that show gem quality are a popular substitute for diamond and are also known as "Matura diamond".
The original mold this spoon is cast from is possibly American-made as it has a slightly more folksy appearance with it's primitive design work on the handle. Hand cast in original molds using lead-free pewter, these plates are the ultimate for authentic dining in your period home or camp.
(A LOT NOT WELL DONE.) MOST OF THESE HAVE A FLARED BASE AND BALL THUMBLIFTS AND CAN BE DISCERNED BY NOT HAVING ANY AGE SHOWN ON THE INSIDE BOTTOM OR INSIDE THE LID (No. ALONG WITH ANY OF THE OTHER 18 “PEWTER RULES .”Buying through the mail, say as on e Bay?
Best thing is to ask for a guarantee to be able to send the stein back if not satisfied!
A pewter pokal, 16.5 inches, dated 1636 (very authentic and not a Weygang historismus piece) A presentation piece, but not indicated by anything on the piece. The names on the shield are all German knights so it well may have come out of the “30 Years War.” [FWTD] Editor: Thanks for all those good suggestions Dick, but I’m not certain some of my readers would take well to being called “dummies! So just for you Dick, here are some Steve’s “PEWTER RULES FOR DUMMIES” (and also for all you beginning stein collectors.) Here are SOME of the most important things to look for to help determine if a pewter stein / tankard / vessel is old or a newer reproduction / fake.
This photo was taken of the bottom of an old Swiss wine can, but it should give the reader an idea of what No. Blow the page up to 150% for better view of the wear, esp.