Dating pewter

Item Code AC0639, Price SOLD (GBP) A rare sight protector by James Dixon & Sons for a .450 cal rifle.Probably suitable for a Martini Henry or similar early breechloader. Fa H Tollenaar Zwolle and Buiksloot, Holland Note: Founded 1898. Firma Gebroeders Frans Borgsteyn of Tingieterij Borgsteyn Driebergen/Zeist/Leerdam Holland Note: Company started 1948 and ended 1978. The service requires full cookie support in order to view the website.Please enable Cookies on your browser and try again.Here is a very nice matching pewter bracelet and ring the Danish pewter specialist Jørgen Jensen (see bio).The ring and the links of the bracelet both feature a domed transparent blue perspex insert, with great light reflections.

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Two carry the gun number 3831 and one is stamped 3862.

The quality marks are good to place an age on a piece.

Fa H Tollenaar Zwolle and Buiksloot, Holland Note: Founded 1898.

As detectorists, we probably find more old metal buttons and fasteners than anything else. Below is a rough guide to British metal buttons through the ages, which will help you put a date and period to your finds.

A lot of them will be just plain metal discs, so it’s always a pleasure to find one that’s a bit special.

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