Pewter, Brass, Copper

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THREE AMERICAN SIGNED HAND LAMPS 1830-1847

Three Lamps from the Robert E. Putney Jr. (1933-1991) collection. Past President of the Rushlight Club. Rare Early Lighting & Related Materials  Auction held June 16,1892 where these items were purchased. The descriptions in the  catalog were:
Left Lamp: "Pewter Hand Lamp by James H. Putman, Malden, Massachusetts
   1830-1835. Condition: Excellent.  Overall Height: 4"  (ATRA)
List Price: $495
Center Lamp: "Very fine pewter saucer based hand lamp with whale oil burner by James  
H. Putman, Malden, Massachusetts 1830-1835. Condition: Outstanding"
 Overall Height:51/2"  ( ATRA)
List Price: $495
Right Lamp: "Scarce Pewter Hand Lamp by Capen & Molineaux, New York City 1848-1854 and Dorchester, Mass 1844-47. Condition: Excellent, Height: 21/2" (PARK) 
Individual lamps are left to right in the main image.
List Price: $495

PEWTER SHAVING BOWL

A pewter lidded shaving bowl that could also be used for hand soap or as a storage container.
Dimensions:4"Dia., 11/4"H (OTE)
List Price: $95

ROSEWELL GLEASON TEAPOT (AMERICAN) 1822-1871

Rosewell Gleason had a shop in Dorchester Mass. from 1822-1871. In A History of American Pewter  by Charles F. Montgomery, Mr. Montgomery states "For the most part, Gleson's designs for pitchers, lamps and teapots had the traditional virtues of pewter's simple, bold forms and enjoyed wide sales all over the eastern United States. (LOKD)
Height: 101/2"
List Price: $345

BRASS CANDLESTICKS 1790-1800

A pair of 8"  brass candlesticks 1790-1800 with urn shaped sockets, tapering stem, square base and original internal push-up rods. Outstanding condition. (BOTE)
List Price:$265

WOODBURY & COTTON COFFEE POT 1835-1836 (AMERICAN)

This 1835-1836 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania coffee pot signed Woodbury & Cotton is a wonderful example of an early American coffee pot. Note the stepped foot, the nicely turned spout, the nicely designed handle and the well proportioned and shaped body. (DLOK)
Height: 12"
List Price: $375

UNCRESTED LIDDED TAPPIT HEN MEASURE

A beautiful UNCRESTED, lidded measure illustrating an interesting style and form.W. Gill Wylie reports in his book: PEWTER MEASURE FOR MEASURE that this measure is hard to find and that they are seldom found with maker's mark.
As you can see from the photos, the measure has some small dents and a couple of old repairs. However, considering its age and use, it is a great example of a Tappit Hen measure.
Dimensions: 101/2"H (MSL)
List Price: $525

WHALE OIL LAMP SIGNED PUTMAN 1830-1835

AN EXTREMELY WELL MADE DELICATE WHALE OIL LAMP MADE BY JAMES H. PUTMAN OF MALDEN, MASSACHUSETTS 1830-1835. THE CONDITION IS EXCELLENT WITH NO DENTS, REPAIRS OR BREAKS. AN EXQUISITE PIECE WITH A FINGER RING FOR MOVEMENT. 4"HIGH (ATRA)
LIST PRICE: $450

    Teapot - James H. Putman - 1830-1835

James H. Putman is listed in American Pewter by J.B. Kerfoot as a working pewterer "After 1825".American Pewter by Carl Jacobs dates him as1830-1835. However, Jacobs also lists Baily and Putman as 1830-1835. We do know that he did work in Malden, Mass. He was known for his design and form. Note the handle, spout and finial. (LKE).
Height:7"
Price:$300

PEWTER CANDLESTICKS EARLY 18th CENTURY

A pair of early 18th century pewter candlesticks  with a bulbous base  and inverted acorn shaped knob on stem. What is so interesting  about these candle sticks is there unique size and condition. They measure 4 3/4" H with a 3" W base and they are in excellent condition with no cracks and very minor dents. (BTCEDE)
List Price: $1850
  

COPPER & BRASS DOVETAILED TEA KETTLE

A good looking copper and brass dovetailed tea kettle with a nicely designed handle, gooseneck and notched spout. Nice condition with some minor  dents. (SCT)
 Body 6 3/4”H, With Handle 9 1/2’H
List Price: $150

BAPTISMAL BASIN ca: 1840 MA. SEAL MARK ROSWELL GLEASON

A rare pewter Baptismal Basin with Massachusetts State seal. The seal mark of Roswell Gleason Dorchester Ma. Note the exquisite form, the beading on top and the design of the base. The overall condition is very good. (CCTK)
Sale Price: $475 (New Price)

LIDDED PEWTER MEASURE 18th CENTURY

This lidded measure has  extremely interesting features. The lid is marked 6 with initials LS and it has a pot-bellied or pear -shaped body. The measure has numerous   incised lines and features some nice rings which adds to its attractiveness. The thumb lift on the lid is also well designed. The measure is in good condition with only a few very, very small dents   (MSL)
Dimension: 51/2"H
List Price: $115

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