Pewter porringer handle

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Pewter porringer handle

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

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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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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

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Unusual finds are good. ::g

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Re: Plaque of some sort

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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

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

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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

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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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