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In the 1700s dining implements were more likely to be made of pewter than of ceramic. For one thing, as a metal, pewter in virtually unbreakable. It could be made cheaply in England and Europe and shipped over to the colonies.
By the 1800s, pewter implements were out of favor as cheaper ceramic dishes could be easily acquired. At the time of his death, David Stone did not own any petwer dining implements. The accompanying video describes the use and history of the object in more detail. Date approximated.
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