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OldNorthPewter

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As a pewtersmith friends are often on the lookout for pewter for me to melt or cut into sheets when they antique or scout.

The other day someone dropped off stack of trays which they discovered at an antique mall and called and asked if I wanted- most were marked pewter specimens (late 20th century lead free) in the stack though they had this 10 inch by 8 inch tray- which certainly isn’t pewter but silver. The piece has hammer marks all on the reverse from hammering it he decoration (repousse style). Needless to say I won’t be melting it- however the mark in the front is a puzzler - not in any of my silver books (even Miller’s) any help would be appreciated.

It looks like it might be three marks overstruck on top of each other - the crowned A, makers mark below that partially over the crowned A and a partially struck rooster mark?

It’s going into my personal collection especially due to the workmanship and evidence of the craftsman’s process.

Here is the close up on the mark:

And some of the hammer marks:

And the piece :

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Thanks for fixing the posting of the images

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