Friday, 21 November 2014

Pewter again

Well, I've sent these photos off to the Pewter Society to see if the plate is genuine or not.  Not that it will make any difference -  it's just out of curiosity.  You know when you've found just what you were looking for and you love using it.  Don't you?!

Friday, 14 November 2014

Found and loved

This is a pewter plate, actually a birthday present from HI.  I found it in an antique shop and was told it was Cromwellian. (Cromwell - 1599-1658).    It's battered and bruised and looks as if it might have spent time buried in the ground, but what do I know? it might be a good fake.  Going to do some research.  Anyway I didn't like to tell them I only wanted it for a photography prop but I must say I love it.  See the little 'trap door' thingy at the top?- this must have been where you poured the hot water in to keep the food warm.  Will take some more photos with it as you don't get the idea of the depth of the plate.  Going to be busy ....

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Second part

This is the lamp(?) which was in the last post - it's lying on the floor waiting in the wings as it were.  Two different edits, both in LR and text added in Elements.  Hoping the sun might make another appearance soon!