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This drinking mug was typical of dishes made in England for the American market. Pewter, a mixture of tin, copper, bismuth, antimony, and sometimes lead, contained metals not found in this country. Therefore, it was shipped here from England and Europe and could be remade from used and broken pewter that was melted down and recast.


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Pint mug

creator   Robert Bush
date   c. 1790
location   Bristol, England
diameter   3.5"
height   4.87"
process/materials   pewter
item type   Household Goods/Food Service Tools & Equipment
accession #   #1901.11.080

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