The Yates Basin is a reproduction of an 18th century piece made by London pewterer, Richard Yates, circa 1770s. It’s a big bowl with the classic narrow rim of a period basin. Makes a wonderful centerpiece or serving bowl!
The Fruit Bowl was my Father’s masterpiece. It won the Steven’s Metal Award at the 17th Annual Juried Exhibit of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen in 1992. One year later, in 1993, it was acquired for the permanent pewter collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston along with our Woodgrain Beaker
This bowl has always been a challenge to photograph because it has a relatively low...
The Salad Bowl is big and beautiful. My father and I used to spin these together, each of us holding a spinning tool, he on the outside, forming and my following stick on the inside, preventing the 15 inch disc from waffling at the outer edge. It always looked like a tug of war. Today, I’ve mastered the process with a tool in each hand. It’s still a battle, but the end result is well worth it...
The Salt Bowl & Spoon has been a great addition to the product line. Many people use different kinds of salt today. Our bowl and spoon combination is great to keep handy on the stovetop or on the tabletop. Because it is an open vessel, the salt never clumps or clogs like conventional shakers. Another great small gift idea.
The Sugar Bowl is an original design with an 18th century Philadelphia influence. It too stands about 5.5″ tall. Many 18th century sugar bowls used tankard lids for covers and mine is no different. The beaded finial is from the drum-shaped William Will teapot. It’s a wonderful thing when recycled parts work with new designs.
I’ve had a lot of requests for a taller vase with a wider top and base. The 5th and final new design for 2011 is the Large Vase. At 8″ in height, it’s an impressive form with a gently flared top lip and 3 decorative incised lines. This is a gift you may want for yourself!
The Tall Vase is a popular piece. My father introduced this style to round out our vase line several years ago. The flared upper lip and wide base work well to balance the tall form.
The Granny Vase got its name from one of our good customers who happened to be in the shop the day my father made the first one many years ago. When my father asked for a potential name, she thought a moment, and then said, “call it the Granny Vase. It will be great for those occasions when the grandchildren run up with a hand full of flowers and say, ‘I picked them all for you granny’.” The...
The Centerpiece Vase is one of our oldest and most popular designs. Fresh flowers and dried flower arrangements both look great in this wide mouth vessel.
Our new Fluted Bud Vase stands 7″ tall and has a beaded edge on the foot. It’s a simple, yet elegant design and a wonderful gift item.
The Dunham 2 Quart Water Pitcher is a classic mid-19th century design. Dunham was active in Westbrook, Maine from 1837-1861 and was a fine craftsmen. Several firms produced lidded and unlidded pitchers in this style. Capacities varied from 1.5 quart up to one gallon.
I owned and copied a Dunham pitcher several years ago. Unlike the original whose body is made from multiple castings...