Pewter Wine Pitcher (tin) - Cambrai, Circa 1800 flag

Pewter Wine Pitcher (tin) - Cambrai, Circa 1800
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Object description :

"Pewter Wine Pitcher (tin) - Cambrai, Circa 1800"
PITCHER in the form of a pewter baluster with a lively lid and a spinning top, spout with sides and a "rockery" pusher.
Marks on the inside bottom of François DREPTIN received master in 1767:
2 ° - crowned rose charged with a two-headed eagle.
Height: 26.6 cm.
CAMBRAI, Between 1767 and 1824

Rare and in very good condition
"Les étainiers de Cambrai" by Pierre Briffaut
"Les étainiers du Haut-Escaut" by Pierre Briffaut

Let us recall in passing that these pitchers were wine measures under the Old Regime . The capacity of those who were used in 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 wear gauges are very rare. The Metric System appeared at the very beginning of the 19th 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 which 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 ...




- By French check made out to COMMENCHAL Jean-Claude

- By bank transfer made out to COMMENCHAL Jean-Claude
IBAN: FR7630027160990002011940139

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


Sending to France by "Colissimo" followed within a maximum of 48 hours. With recommendation and insurance on request. Postal transport is offered to mainland France.
Sending to the whole world by "Colissimo" recommended. With insurance on request. To find out the shipping costs to Europe or the whole world, click on "Buy online" and select your country, or contact me by email.


Francophone buyers: by phone or email.
Non-French speaking buyers: exclusively by email.

My book "Les étains normands" is for sale in this gallery


Ref 24009
Price : 280 €
Artist : François Dreptin
Period:18th century
Style:Other Style
Condition : Très bon état

Material : étain

Reference : 621931
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