Start Dating pewter marks

Dating pewter marks

Travis Wilson & Co is an excellent example of one of many Sheffield firms which produced wares under the trade name of Britannia Metal in the 19th century and then produced the same wares in the 20th century under the trade description of Sheffield Pewter.

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(1864-1886), 9 Eyre Lane (1887-1896), Surrey Lane (1897-1910), 137-139 Arundel St (1910-1918). (c 1858-1860) specialising in handles and cups GEORGE TRAVIS & COSheffield Formerly Russel & Travis. Later converted into Travis Wilson & Co Ltd (1908-1967) TRAVIS WILSON & CO LTDSheffield Succeded to George Travis & Co.

George Travis & Co active at Clarence Works 69 Charles St. The firm joined to George Lee and was active at Clarence Works, Bath Street, Sheffield (1908-1967). Julius Isaacs Group joined the Pinder Bros' Group in 1981.

The marks were often stamped irregularly into ceramics or metalware and printed on top of the glaze.

Most marks have either not taken properly or have worn over time and are difficult to read.

On the 1st January 1884, the whole Victorian registration kitemark system changed.

All registered designs after that date were allocated a sequential number instead of a kite mark.

Watching the experts at antique roadshows or on auction house valuation days, you probably wonder just how they get so much information about a teacup, vase or a piece of silver simply by turning the item upside down.