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Britannia metal (pewter alloy) toy pitcher from 18BC27.

 

Site: 18BC27 Federal Reserve Site

Context: Feature 23 Privy, filled third quarter of the 19th century

Site Date Range: c. 1770-1930

Materials: Britannia metal (pewter alloy)

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Description: Toy Pitcher

History: Metal tea sets of tin, pewter or Britannia metal, while less common than their porcelain counter parts, were less expensive to produce and more durable (Ketchum 1981: 57).