Antique Metalware Blog

Robert Wells

On Saturday the 11th March 1769, Robert Wells posted the following advertisement in the Oxford Journal: Robert Wells clearly produced a wide range of metalware at the Bell Foundry at Aldbourne, Wilts, but he...

Patrick Pounden & James Bibby

On Tuesday the 12th September 1758, Pue’s Occurrences published an advertisement for Mountrath Ironworks who’s foundry was located in Church Street, opposite the Church Gate, Dublin. Over 50 years later, during 1810, a descendant...

Joseph Blenkinsop & Ralph Harle

On Saturday 4 April 1741, the Newcastle Courant newspaper published two notices concerning the foundry at Skinners Burn, Newcastle. It appears that the foundry at Skinners Burn had been in existence for some years...

John Smith II

John Smith II worked at the The Archimedes in Ludgate Street from 1716 to 1730. At some time he was at the Archimedes & Three Golden Prospects (probably the same shop with a refreshed...

William Billinge

William Billinge married Mary Harper in 1795, so he was born perhaps around 1770.  No record of his birth can be identified, but the name Billinge was common in only two parts of England,...

Lead Tobacco Box

Materials: cast lead. Dimensions: height (incl. finial) 13.5 cm / 5 ¼ in, length 13.5 cm / 5 ¼ in, width 10.2 cm / 4 in. Place of Origin: Bristol, England. Date: ca. 1830....

Thomas Sturton Skillet

Material: Leaded bronze. Dimensions: Height: 7 ¾” (19.8cm), Rim diameter: 7 ½” (19cm), Bowl depth: 3 ½” (9.2cm), Capacity: 3 ¼ pts, Handle: 9 ¼” (23.5cm). Place of Origin: South Petherton, Somerset, England. Date:...

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