Large pewter pitcher. Rouen, 18th Century


Pewter pitcher with mid-section, widened plinth base, upright lower part with goblet and acorn thumbrest. Owner’s stamped mark: M.S.

Rouen, France, Mid-18th Century

Height: 28,5 cm (11-1/4 in.)

Superb quality and condition

These pitchers were used to measure wine under the Old Regime. The capacity of those were used in taverns, inns, etc. They were inspected periodically by the royal or ecclesiastical power for to assure "good measure" to the consumer, but in fact, this regulation was poorly enforced and pitchers bearing marks or gauging are very rare.

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  • Items quantity:  1
  • Expertissim Reference: 2013110720