Tin Wine Pitcher - Champagne-ardennes Or Chalonnais, Circa 1700 flag

Tin Wine Pitcher - Champagne-ardennes Or Chalonnais, Circa 1700
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Object description :

"Tin Wine Pitcher - Champagne-ardennes Or Chalonnais, Circa 1700"
PITCHER pewter baluster with oblique right foot, quarter-round goblet and tassel pusher.
Height: 20.6 cm.

Old consolidation at the junction of the tongue and the cover.
Part obtained in longitudinal cast iron.
This technique also known as "in shells" consists of melting the part into two separate longitudinal shells then assembled by welding. The latter is visible on one of the photos. It extends over the entire height of the room to the bottom hole left by the axis; this orifice is finally obstructed by a welded paste on which we sometimes distinguish a raised symbol and / or the initials of the founder. This technique remains in force until the end of the XVII th century in the large production centers and a little later in those of lesser importance. It was gradually replaced in the 18th century. by the radial melting technique.
Let us recall in passing that these jugs were wine measures under the Ancien Régime. 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

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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.


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Ref 26099
Price : 190 €
Period:17th century
Style:Other Style
Condition : Très bon état

Material : étain

Reference : 623693
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