Pewter pitcher. Rouen, 18th Century

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Pewter pitcher with mid-section, widened base, upright lower part with goblet and acorn thumbrest.

Worn and barely legible guild mark and maker’s mark of Pierre II DELAMARE master status before 1750 : fowl / also barely legible P.D.L.

Rouen, France, Mid-18th Century

Height: 23,8 cm (9-1/3 in.)

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 to assure "good measure" for the consumer, but in fact, this regulation was poorly enforced and pitchers bearing marks or gauging are very rare.

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  • Expertissim Reference: 2013110719