07-29-2015, 11:55 AM
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I picked up this relic on eBay close to three years ago. I mostly bowl lather, but the bowl still gets frequent use, e.g., whenever I break out a brush with an Old Rooney Finest knot.

[Image: Old-English-pewter-shaving-bowl-1_zpsp2edqbeu.jpg]
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 07-29-2015, 12:01 PM
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I had one just like it but hated it because it's metal and would make the lather cold. I mostly face lather but use a plastic salsa bowl I got from the dollar store. It works much better.

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 07-29-2015, 12:19 PM
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Sitting in a sink with warm water it might do that...

just love the looks of this craft piece!

Philipp

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 07-29-2015, 12:25 PM
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(07-29-2015, 12:01 PM)fram773 Wrote: I had one just like it ....

Pics or it didn't happen!  Tongue

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 07-29-2015, 12:45 PM
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The Britannia touchmarks shown at left and right below are identifiable on the bottom of the bowl.

[Image: Britannia20Hallmarks_zpsjhc2l4e2.jpg]

(See http://www.fiskeandfreeman.com/Hallmarks.aspx)

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 07-30-2015, 04:29 AM
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I could do with one of those.... pottery bowls don't last long with me. This one you could at least bend back into shape!!!  No harm done...just adds extra character!

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 07-30-2015, 07:44 AM
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(07-30-2015, 04:29 AM)MPH Wrote: I could do with one of those.... pottery bowls don't last long with me. This one you could at least bend back into shape!!!  No harm done...just adds extra character!

It came from the estate of a Lord Boston, who lived in Cumbria as well as London. Someone told me it liked dated to the late 1700s, but I don't know. I bought it for its character.

It's in much better shape than I am.

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 07-30-2015, 07:49 AM
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Very nice. That looks like it has some cool history behind it.

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 07-30-2015, 08:01 AM
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Is there a risk of lead exposure? I read older pewter can contain high amounts of it.

Nice piece of history!

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 07-30-2015, 08:24 AM
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(07-30-2015, 08:01 AM)eengler Wrote: Is there a risk of lead exposure? I read older pewter can contain high amounts of it.

Nice piece of history!

Yes, but between my age and infrequency of using it, I probably take more risk when I walk to the mailbox.

But if I start acting like a Mad Hatter, you'll know why.

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 07-30-2015, 08:33 AM
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 07-30-2015, 11:59 AM
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(07-30-2015, 08:01 AM)eengler Wrote: Is there a risk of lead exposure? I read older pewter can contain high amounts of it.

Nice piece of history!

.............. http://www.ehow.com/about_6464250_pewter...afety.html

.......................  http://www.ehow.com/how_8380973_test-pewter.html

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 08-13-2015, 11:31 AM
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Nice bowl

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