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Last Updated 29-05-2017

FAKES ON EBAY

FOUR PEWTER PLATES

EBay during week of September 14 2009 wording appearing quoted as follows -On offer here is a true set I believe of Old Pewter Plates, probably 18th Century with marks to the base. All 4 plates are 6" diameter and all have what seems like the same "LONDON" stamp mark to the base. All plates have "pitting"/scratch marks to their surfaces and all have slightly misshapen rims from wear/usage. One has a crack + some loss (see photo). 

The stamped marks vary in clarity from one to the next, some very worn indeed. Besides the London mark, there is also a "Tudor rose" or foliate mark on 3 of them, the 4th worn away. On 2 of the plate are the letters "C T" with a heart + letter Y motif between. There is the same "inscribed" circular line inside each plate, they are the same diameter and all weigh 160 gms. 

Although difficult to validate I am happy that these 4 are a true set. PLEASE NOTE I have previously listed two 10" pewter plates "London" stamped and one with the same "Tudor rose" mark as these. (Buyer beware we guess!)

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These marks are indicative of pieces produced in the early 1900s. The ‘spermatoza’ under the ‘London’ – shouts – wake up! The 3 London marks all have very little work or cross hatching in their background and resonate with a time when labour becomes more costly. Hence an opinion would be - produced early to middle 1900s. The plates look a little well engineered and that fits with a fast production. See notes on the AEW marks/touches of the 20th century. 

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