Antique English Britannia Metal Mustard Pot. James Dixon's & Sons


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The Britannia Metal mustard pot with scrolled handle and flat hinged lid with thumbrest. Marked on the outside bottom with:
     James Dixon’s and sons
            Sheffield 564 L

With the trumpet & banner mark

Engeland, Late Victorian
Circa 1880.

Height: 8 cm. (3,2 inches.)
Length: 6,5 cm. (2,6 inches.)
Weight: 159 grams.      

J. DIXON & SONS
James Dixon & Sons founded 1806 in Sheffield, was one of the major British manufacturers in the Industrial Revolution of the 19th century. They were well known as manufacturers of Pewterware, Electroplated Britannia metal see Silverware and Electroplated nickel silver. It was located first at Silver Street (1806), Cornish Place (1822) Sheffield.
Britannia Metal is is a specific type of Pewter Alloy, favoured for its silvery appearance and smooth surface. The composition by weight is typically about 92% Tin 6% Antimony and 2% Copper.
 


Reference
B.807
Price
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