Thomas Swanson Antique Single Reeded Large Pewter Charger
A stunning circa 1753-1783 English single reeded large polished pewter charger by Thomas Swanson. Absolutely A gorgeous look & feel to this approximately 250 year old pewter charger. A beautifully made piece, wonderful displayed and wonderful too if you wish to be decadent for a special table setting, perhaps the base of a floral centrepiece.
Thomas Swanson worked out of London beginning in 1753 - 1783 and succeeded Samuel Ellis. The backside of the charger has Swanson's marks which feature his name, a cow hanging from his belly as well as a mark that reads, "Successor to S. Ellis London." This is the mark utilized by Thomas Swanson and it appears as well with the hallmarks of Samuel Ellis. Swanson succeeded Samuel Ellis and worked out of London beginning in 1753 - 1783. This mark is listed in "Old Pewter, It's makers & marks, Page 316.
Wear, warbles, marks commensurate with age. Measures 15" wide with a 1" d.