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Pewter Casters/Muffineers/Pepper Shakers

Posted by ksraleigh (My Page) on
Wed, Jan 1, 14 at 19:05

I picked up these two pewter casters for 50 cents each and they appear to my admittedly untrained eye to be quite old. From the limited research I have done, casters came into existence some time in the 17th century, and the earliest ones where very simple and had bayonet-type fittings to hold the perforated top piece in place. This description seems to match what I have, so I'm conjecturing I picked up some 17th or early 18th century casters. However, I haven't been able to find any similar to these to help confirm this identification. Hopefully somebody on this forum can help.

Thanks!


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RE: Pewter Casters/Muffineers/Pepper Shakers

Any markings?

The bayonet closing method is excellent to prevent screw threads from getting clogged, and can be found in modern pieces too.


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RE: Pewter Casters/Muffineers/Pepper Shakers

Here is the marking


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