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Pewter tankard and plate

Description: Pewter was a popular material for dishes until the mid 1800s when glass and pottery became more preferred. Pewter dishes were common in Colonial America, but England kept tight control of the import of the raw tin needed for making pewter, so most pieces were made in England or recast from melted down older pieces.
Collection: The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
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Subjects: Pewter
United States -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775
Plates (Tableware)

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