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Pewter Wine Jug (tin) - Melun, XVIII Th Century

Pewter Wine Jug (tin) - Melun, XVIII Th Century sold

Object description :

"Pewter Wine Jug (tin) - Melun, XVIII Th Century"
PITCHER in pewter with shouldered, base in plinth, goblet in right heel and thumb in S with molded crest and crawling tongue.
Control mark : Crowned C / MELVN.
Mark of Louis Philippe MALET received master in MELUN before 1750 : crowned reptile / LPM
Height: 20.8 cm.
MELUN, Middle of the 18th century

Rare provenance in good condition
"The tin pitcher" by Charles Boucaud
"Tin pottery in France" by Roger Verdier

Let us recall in passing that these pitchers were measures for wine under the Old regime. The capacity of those used in inns, drinking establishments, etc., had to be checked periodically 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 gauging punches 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 measurements would eventually replace the pitchers which presented, it is true, a variety of interesting shapes and characteristics of their place of manufacture, but also an infinite number of different gauges from one city to another and often even from one village to another, however close they may be. This significantly complicated the exchanges ...

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- By French check payable to COMMENCHAL Jean-Claude
- By bank transfer payable to COMMENCHAL Jean-Claude
IBAN: FR7630027160990002011940139
- By Paypal transfer to jc.commenchal@orange. fr An additional cost of 3% including tax of the price indicated will be invoiced to compensate for the charges levied by this banking operator


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


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 know the shipping costs to Europe or the whole world, click on "Buy online" and select your country, or contact me by email.


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

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