Dating tudric pewter
1 Million Lenzkirch movement in good working order, the base stamped Tudric 0371. An 'English Pewter' and enamel biscuit box designed by Archibald Knox, Model 0194 stamped to the base, the walls moulded in relief with square leaves and each with two enamel bosses, the lid with two ridged handles. 010, decorated with honesty plants and the verse 'For Old Times Sake'. An English Pewter Art Nouveau vase, of circular shape with tall trumpet neck, two handles looped from mid-way on the neck and join the body in bifurcated tendrils which conjoin with an overhand knot motif. 0214, attributed to Archibald Knox design, height 34 cm.
Regent Street, London printed in gilt to the lining of lid impressed maker's marks to base including the shape #01021. Stamped impressed marks including Solkets and model # 0376.49.5 x 31.5 cm A Tudric pewter Art Nouveau vase, of circular shape with tall trumpet neck, two handles looped from mid-way on the neck and join the body in bifurcated tendrils which conjoin with an overhand knot motif. 12.5 cm x 12.5 cm x 11 cm An English Pewter dish and cover designed by Archibald Knox for Liberty & Co., c.1902-05, circular with Celtic entrelac decorated border, the shallow dish with peaked circular cover with asymmetrical handle; stamped 0293.
On completing an apprenticeship, pewterers were required to register a 'touchmark' to be stamped on their wares, which had to meet set standards of quality.
Inspectors or 'searchers' from the Company travelled around England visiting workshops and testing items.
The vase has been well used but is in good condition.
There are no major dents or damage and it displays beautifully.
Brass is an alloy or mixture of copper and zinc: 83% copper produces a golden lustre; 90% gives a reddish glow.
Before 1600, European brass manufacture flourished in Nuremberg, whose councils protected local trade zealously.Elaborate display pieces commemorating royal events survive in better condition, as do the magnificent cups and flagons used in guild ceremonies.