Pewter porringer handle

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Pewter porringer handle

Post by Oxgirl36 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:22 pm

Found this item yesterday. It’s a sort of pewter or high tin alloy with EA crudely written in the centre. Looks 17th, possibly 18th century. Just wondered if anyone had any thoughts on what it might have been used for?

i’m finding unusual things, but no silver so far this year :(

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Re: Plaque of some sort

Post by Keef the Frog » Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:53 pm

I read "plague" & was going to wish you well rl;
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Re: Plaque of some sort

Post by Slapster » Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:12 pm

If it is, indeed, Pewter - take a look at the handles on 16th/17th century Porringers........ Just a thought ....... :-)
Nice find, whatever.....
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Re: Plaque of some sort

Post by Ladybird66 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:13 pm

u;@ So did I ! First thought Oooh ! Should have gone to SpecSavers. Oh that’s right, I did :D

Nice find Cath. Looks like the sort of thing that might have adorned the door of a carriage. Not exactly a coat of arms but quite fancy. Nice..

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Re: Plaque of some sort

Post by ratty » Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:26 pm

Unusual finds are good. ::g

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Re: Plaque of some sort

Post by shaggybfc » Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:16 pm

Slapster wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:12 pm
If it is, indeed, Pewter - take a look at the handles on 16th/17th century Porringers........ Just a thought ....... :-)
Nice find, whatever.....
I like this ID ::g
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Re: Plaque of some sort

Post by stanslad » Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:31 pm

Slapster is right,
Porringer handle it is, a posh food bowl with fancy handles, often have some initials on them,
Found a couple by the river near Banbury a few years ago & took me ages to ID them.
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Re: Plaque of some sort

Post by fred » Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:35 pm

I'd go with the bowl handle idea too. Pewter is a swine to date because it falls to pieces so quickly. ::g

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Re: Plaque of some sort

Post by PinkFloyd » Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:45 pm

Great I.d slapster, think you’ve nailed it ::g

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Re: Plaque of some sort

Post by Oxgirl36 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:52 pm

Slapster you are a genius, thank you very much indeed. I hate not knowing what things are. Very happy now :D
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Re: Plaque of some sort

Post by Ladybird66 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:13 pm

That was indeed a very sharp ID Slapster.. I wouldnt have thought of that ::g


There a several very similar on Pinterest.

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