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Modern metal tankards are often engraved to commemorate some occasion.

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Pre-Imperial pint barrel mug by John Moody and/or Richard Mister, London c1815-25 (OP3275/3236) struck with unrecorded pot touch inside base, and four nearly obliterated hallmarks to the left of the broken arch handle.

pewter is handmade in northern Italy, in family-owned workshops, by artisans who have honed their craft using methods gleaned over many generations.

The addition of copper and antimony strengthen the tin, and copper adds warmth as a by-product of its natural color.

An original piece of hallmark (the letter “M”) can be found on many pieces, as well as the number “95”, indicating the tin content.

The 35.3 fl oz capacity suggests a North of England origin possibly York. One of four known (see Jim Dunwell - J Pewter Soc Spring 1995 pp34-45).

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