1956.0046.021 Pewter mug
  • 1956.0046.021 Pewter mug
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  • Creator (Role):

    Samuel E. Hamlin Jr. (Maker)

  • Place of Origin:

    Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, New England, United States, North America

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Object Name




Credit Line/Donor

Gift of Charles K. Davis

Creator (Role)

Samuel E. Hamlin Jr. (Maker)
Samuel Ely Hamlin worked in his father Samuel Hamlin Sr's shop until the elder's death, and the son probably used his father's marks except a rose mark (Montgomery, History of American Pewter, p.222 and Laughlin, Pewter in America, vol.1, p.96). In 1811 Hamlin advertised that he now offered britannia wares in addition to pewter. After 1841, he was listed only as a maker of britannia. For ten years (1828-1838), the pewterer James M. Warner was listed at the same address as Hamlin Jr, suggesting that Warner was employed by Hamlin. For more on Samuel Hamlin Jr's marks, see C. Jordan Thorn, Handbook of American Silver and Pewter Marks (1949), p.259; Ebert, Collecting American Pewter (1973), p.133; Carl Jacobs, Guide to American Pewter (1957), p.106; and Montgomery, History of American Pewter (1973), p.222. See also Laughlin, Pewter in America, vol.1, p.96-97 and vol.3, p.104 and Kauffman, The American Pewterer, p. 13, which reproduces an advertisement for S. E. Hamlin in the Providence, (RI) Gazetter from 1809.

Place of Origin

Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, New England, United States, North America



Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Mark; Outside body, left of handle; "[ ] AMUEL / HAMLIN" in serifed letters stamped in conjoined banner above a decorative foliate drop.
2. Inscription; Underside, bottom center; Irregularly scratchd in two places "NPH" in serifed letters.
3. Inscription; Exterior, near edge of foot rim; "Susan Br [ ] tun" in cursive letters lightly scratched.
4. Inscription; Underside; Faintly scratched "Smith 1797" in cursive letters.
5. Inscription; Underside; Faintly scratched "18 [ ]".





Dimensions (inches)

4.5 (H) , 5.5 (W) , 3.375 (Diam)

Dimensions (centimeters)

11.43 (H) , 13.97 (W) , 8.572 (Diam)

Measurement Notes

Height is at the top of the handle. The diameter is of the rim.

Object Description

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Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] Montgomery, Charles F. 1973 A History of American Pewter.
Published: fig. 6-14, p. 114. See notes.