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Old English Pewter II

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by G Bernard Hughes in Country Life June 15th 1945

FLAT-LIDDED tavern measures with baluster-shaped bodies, of the type illustrated by the central lower piece in Fig. I, "·ere made from the time of Henry VI to early Victorian days. Their original:form was derived from the leather black jack. Six types appeared during those four centuries, each taking its name from the shape of the thumbpiece (Fig. 2) : wedge-shaped, hammer-head, bud, double volute, embryo shell

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