Small Alcohol Pitcher In Tin (route) - Rouen, XVIII Th Century flag

Small Alcohol Pitcher In Tin (route) - Rouen, XVIII Th Century
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Object description :

"Small Alcohol Pitcher In Tin (route) - Rouen, XVIII Th Century"
Small pewter baluster PITCHER with oblique right foot, flared throat and pusher "stick".
Unpublished gauging hallmark: LF crowned.
Height: 10.3 cm.
ROUEN, Second half of the 18th century

Very good condition -
The gauging marks are Pitchers were used to measure wine to ensure "good measure" to the consumer, but very small ones, like the one offered here, were used for alcohol. These very small capacities were called in Rouen: "Petit pot, posson, demi-posson, damelle, rocket or miserable ". Bibliography:" Norman pewters "by Jean-Claude Commenchal

Let us recall in passing that these jugs were wine measures under the Old Regime. The capacity of those which were used in the inns, drinking places, etc., had to be periodically controlled by the royal or ecclesiastical power to assure "good measure" to the consumer, but in fact, this regulation was little applied and the pitchers which carry gauge punches age are very rare. The Metric System appeared at the very beginning of the XIXth century and took several decades to establish itself due to the resistance to change shown by users, but little by little these uniform cylindrical measures will eventually replace the pitchers that presented, it is true, a variety of interesting shapes and characteristics of their place of manufacture, but also an infinity of different gauges from one city to another and often even from one village to another, as close as they are. This significantly complicated the exchanges


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Jean-Claude COMMENCHAL, expert specialist in pewter all eras guarantees the authentic object described above. A detailed descriptive invoice including a photograph will be given on request to the purchaser.


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Ref 26089
Price : 140 €
Period:18th century
Style:Other Style
Condition : Très bon état

Material : étain

Reference : 615117
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