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front First Church of Deerfield Pewter Flagon
1680-1700
MH.H.02
This imported pewter flagon held the communion wine shared among the "visible saints" of the Deerfield, Massachusetts, church, that is, those men and women who had had a certifiable conversion experience and made a public profession of faith.
front Two-handled cup
1740-1750
1901.11.009
The four two-handled cups, rare in American pewter, were made by Robert Bonynge of Boston, who was working 1731-1763.
front Footed Baptismal Basin
1825-1830
1901.11.001.05
The footed pewter bowl, or basin, was made in Hartford, Connecticut, between 1825 and 1830 by a member of the Boardman family.
front Two-handled cup
1690-1710
1901.11.037
The large (8 3/16 inches high) two-handled cup is an English example of the form, made by Adam Banks of Chester, England, a pewterer working between 1690 and 1710.
front Lidded tankard
c. 1800
1901.11.058
A rare American form, this straight-sided pewter tankard boasts a double-dome lid and a solid chairback thumbpiece.
front Oil lamps
c. 1852
1901.11.055
These pewter lamps, each with a saucer base and two wicks, were a type of lighting device that used whale oil for the fuel.
front Porringer
1776-1793
1901.11.072
David Melville (1755-1793) made these pewter porringers in Newport, Rhode Island in the late 18th century.
front Porringer
1795-1816
1901.11.075
This pewter porringer by Samuel Danforth (1774-1816) was used for both eating and drinking.
front Pint mug
c. 1790
1901.11.080
The pewter pint mug in a tulip shape was made in Bristol, England, probably by Robert Bush, who was working between 1755 and 1793.

 

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