Pewter pitcher. Orleans, France, 18th Century


Pewter pitcher with mid-section, widened base, “boot” goblet and sunken lid with acorn thumb rest.

Orleans, France, 18th Century

Height: 20,1 cm (8 in.).

Superb condition of conservation

This type of "en botte de postillon" (coachman’s boot) goblet is typical of productions form this region. They were produced mainly in Orléans, Montargis, Chateaudun, Pithiviers

Please note that under the Old Regime these pitchers served as wine measurers.

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  • Items quantity:  1
  • Expertissim Reference: 2013060451