"Pewter Pitcher - Rouen, XVIII Th C."
PITCHER tin, shoulder, foot plinth, right cup, pusher and acorns.
1 - Control : C crowned / ROUEN / 1775.
2 - Charles BOISSEL received master in 1754: Passover lamb / CBS
3 - Mark gauging the arms of the city : Passover lamb / three lilies.
Height: 18.5 cm.
ROUEN, the year 1775.
In full marking and patina very readable.
In Rouen, the edict of Louis XIV in 1691 was followed and updated regularly enough mark control, allowing to date the productions with high accuracy. Here, the 1776 vintage mark control is known, the pitcher may be the date of the previous year.
Regarding the gauge mark, remember that these pitchers were measures for wine in the Old Regime. The capacity of those used in the inns, taverns, etc ... should be reviewed periodically by the royal or ecclesiastical power to ensure "good measure" to the consumer, but in fact, this regulation was rarely applied and pitchers who wear gauging marks are very rare. The piece shown here has one.