Database of pewterers
If it’s British pewter you are interested in then the Society’s Database of Pewterers can help you to identify the maker of your pewter or find out about a pewterer.
Most of the information about known British and Irish pewterers is brought together into one easily-searchable place. It includes their marks, hallmarks, dates, locations, wares, family trees, published sources and other information. You can make comprehensive searches for names, marks, locations and wares, and extract information about a pewterer.
The database was created by bringing together information that has been published in numerous sources over the last 100 years. It is now being expanded as a cooperative effort, with new marks and information coming in from members and the public all the time.
It currently has around 12,000 marks and 19,442 pewterers. Compare that with the 2,850 marks and 6,150 pewterers in what had previously been the most comprehensive source available, Old Pewter by H H Cotterell and you will realise the extent of knowledge being developed.
Database statistics September 2018
- Number of pewterers 19,422
- Number of touches/labels 5,948
- Number of touches/labels described 5,740
- Number of hallmarks 1,389
- Number of hallmarks described 1,320
- Number of sources 46,790
- Number of mark sources 6,356
- Pewterers with all records added 19,086
- Completed records checked 4,314
Example of a record
To access the database you will need to join the Society.