Ware categories

The categories outlined below are those used by the Pewter Society database. As more content is added you will be able to find a description, images and journal articles for each category.

 

Pewter for eating

Sadware
Chargers, dishes, plates and saucers were collectively known by pewterers as ‘sadware’.

Porringers and bowls

Spoons and forks

Salts

 

Pewter for drinking

Cups, chalices and beakers

Flagons and jugs

Measures

Mugs

Tankards

Tea and coffee pots

 

Other pewter

Badges and tokens

Candlesticks

Containers
Tea caddies, tobacco boxes, spice pots, casters, bottles, flasks

Ice moulds

Medical/personal
Inhalers, syringes, bedpans, stool pans, chamber pots

Other
Tureens, funnels, buttons, inkstands, whistles