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Modernist Reed& Barton PEWTER CREAMER / PITCHER

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Pewter

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Used

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Pewter

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United States

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BEAUTIFUL Modernist SOLID PEWTER CREAMER REED BARTON PATTERN # P 212 This beautiful creamer from my aunt's collection, was probably designed by famous metalsmith John Prip. His designs are in major museums and he is known for his beautiful danish/scandinavian Modernist style. MID CENTURY MODERN styling at it's best. Mr. Prip was Craftsman in Residence at reed and barton when this piece was most probably produced...the 1950's The design is very Modernist, Eames Era, It is in the scandinavian danish design genre....Arts and Crafts Movement Era. As a metalsmith who has made holloware myself, I have to tell you this is truly a beautiful design in all of its simplicity and so well executed....the proportions are just well done. It is simple and beautiful and in MINT CONDITION. I know she never used it. It was kept in her dining room breakfront. The creamer stands 3 1/4" high and 2 3/4" in diameter. It is in mint condition, no deep scratches or marks in the pewter. It is patinaed (duller) and does need a polishing, but, I think that is best left to the new owner's choice. The best part of pewter is you can polish out scratches with a soft cloth or very, very fine wet sanding paper. Sometimes, even rubbing with your fingers will remove fine scratches.... The bottom of the pitcher says REED BARTON PEWTER P212 (pattern number). I could not find a similar creamer anywhere on the net, but found similar creamers in size and design selling from 50-225 upwards that were post world war II designs...when pewter had a resurgeance of popularity. American-born, Danish-trained John Prip, designed for Reed Barton in 1950's, in the Scandinavian Modernist vein. Prip was Craftsman-in-Residence at R B; he was brought on board full-time after his 'Lark' flatware design had become a solid success for the company. Prip later cut back his involvement with R B to half-time, so that he might teach at the Rhode Island School of Design and other universities. His works are in many art museums and galleries worldwide. His designs for Reed Barton were not marked with his name, the Pewter pieces only say Reed Barton Pewter and then have a model number beginning with a P. This was in accordance with R B's usual practice for holloware. You can read more about John Prip here Background on Reed and Barton: "Founding the Company in the Early 1800s The man responsible for the founding of Reed Barton, Isaac Babbitt, never worked with silver. He first employed pewter--an alloy composed of lead and tin and used to make everyday items such as tankards and dishes. Babbitt, who ran a pewter shop in Taunton, Massachusetts, then found a way to emulate a white metal alloy made from tin, antimony, and copper called Britannia metal, used by the British in the making of flatware and holloware sold in the United States. In 1824 he joined forces with Taunton jeweler William Crossman, forming a company named Babbitt Crossman to produce their own Britannia tableware. Over the next two decades the company added associates and periodically amended its name, becoming Babbitt, Crossman Company in 1827, Crossman West Leonard two years later, and the Taunton Britannia Manufacturing company in 1830. Along the way, Henry G. Reed and Charles E. Barton, friends and fellow craftsmen, came to work at the firm. When the business failed in 1834, following years of steady growth, Reed and Barton, just in their 20s, stepped in to buy it. In 1837 the company was renamed Leonard, Reed Barton, then in 1840 it assumed its modern name, Reed Barton. The two men would run the business together for three decades. After Barton died of a heart attack in 1867, Reed carried on, but as a tribute to his longtime friend he decided to retain Barton in the company's name. Ownership of the firm would be passed down through the Reed family. By the mid-1800s Britannia fell out of favor as a tableware material, supplanted by a new substitute for the prohibitively expensive silver. Sheffield Plate, developed in the 1740s, fused sterling silver to a plate of copper, but in 1840 this technology was superseded by electroplating, which deposited a thin layer of silver on a base metal, copper and later nickel, to produce items with a pure silver appearance. Electroplated silver gave consumers the look they wanted at a reasonable price, and as a result, by the early 1850s the new metal replaced both Sheffield Plate and Britannia metal as the flatware material of choice. Reed Barton followed the market, and thus became involved in silver for the first time and a pioneer in the practice of silverplating. But silverplate would soon find competition from an unsuspected corner: sterling silver itself. In 1859 the legendary Comstock Lode of silver was discovered and once mining operations in the area were up to speed, silver flooded the market, bringing down prices to the point at which there was little difference between the price of items made from silverplate and actual sterling, which now became the material preferred in wedding gifts. Reed Barton turned to sterling manufacturing in 1889 and by the end of the century committed an entire factory building to its production. you can read more here...." by fundinguniverse.com It would make a great gift...or just a wonderful gift for someone that loves pewter or collects it...and a great addition to your modernist decor. This item weighs 1 lb, final shipping costs will include handling charges listed under booth details.please email me for shipping and handling costs and your preferred method of shipping or go to USPS.com and add the handling charge listed under booth details. Buyer to email seller within 3 days of winning thissale with shipping instructions, payment method and name address. If you would like Express Mail, please let me know at check out time. For multiple items sales, you will only pay for total combined shipping weight. For multiple item purchases of greater than 2 items, the 3rd item handling will be 1 after that NO ADDITIONAL HANDLING CHARGES. This item will be shipped to you in any manner you choose at its actual packaged weight cost, in lieu of the estimated weight of the item shown below. The shipping price is for priority mail. You will need to add a domestic handling fee of 2.00 for packing materials, time, gas, etc and 5.00 for international handling to the shipping calculator, which includes the task of filling out custom's forms. Insurance is required for international sales and is already included in the priority mail international price forsale values under 70, there will be an additional charge for values that are not covered. on this item you are agreeing to pay the shipping and handling cost quoted. I recommend you purchase insurance for all your purchases, I can not be responsible for items lost by the post office. I do purchase delivery confirmation, so have tracking information, if you have any questions as to when your item was mailed. Please feel free to ask, No need to worry needlessly. Most items are shipped within 24 hours of payment wherever possible, but will definitely be shipped within 3 business days, NO EXCEPTIONS. Please Note: Almost all the items that are sold in mysale are Vintage in Nature, even if they are new in the box....they are from my aunt's estate...I use my best ability to describe any faults I see, if you want more photos, please request them, I will be happy to provide them to you. Please visit my blog at http://konoponopdesign.blogspot.com/ visit my auctiva store at http://store.auctiva.com/sheepthrills
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