Touchplate, of the Edinburgh Pewterers

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Postcard of Touchplate, of the Edinburgh Pewterers.
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Touchplate, of the Edinburgh Pewterers

This is a touchplate of the Edinburgh Pewterers. The 'touches' on this plate are the official record of the individual craftsmen's marks. The two marks on this plate date from 1760 and 1764.

Touch plate of the Edinburgh Pewterers with only two touches, dated 1760 and 1764

The plate may also have served as a sample of pewter of approved quality on which the craftsmen have put their touch, thereby acknowledging their obligation to maintain that standard.

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Online ID: 000-100-002-469-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MET 47
Date: 1760 and 1764
Material: Pewter. Inscription: [Touches of the Edinburgh Pewterers]
Dimensions: 315 mm H x 115 mm W x 6 mm D
What: Touch plate
Subject: Pewter (NMAS Classification)
Who: Edinburgh Pewterers (Owner)
Where: Scotland, Midlothian, Edinburgh
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