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Pewter Ware

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Pewter Ware
George Hammond, John Stiles, Henry Sewdley

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So far a total of fifteen pewter flatware artifacts, whole or fragmentary, have been analyzed. They represent six plates, three dishes, and three chargers. From their legible makers marks at least four of the flatware vessels were made in England by London pewterers George Hammond, John Stiles and Henry Sewdley during the late 17th and early 18th century. Pewter flatware could have been carried on a ship for a number of reasons: as cargo, as trade goods (for example on slavers), as scrap metal or as tableware. The locations of most of the flatware (recovered and still in situ) on this wreck are in or towards the stern of the ship. The Captain and higher-ranking crew normally ate in the stern area of ships and might be expected to use pewter tableware.