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An Export Pewter Plate by John Townsend
Townsend worked from 1748 until his death in 1801.
He had many successful partnerships and his successors were highly successful as well. I am safe in saying that a substantial portion of his business success was due to the export market of which he enjoyed a sizeable share.
Townsend was a Quaker and traveled to America particularly Pennsylvania and must have made many lucrative connections with merchants here. You cannot look at a stack of antique pewter plates in Pennsylvania without coming across an example by Townsend or one of his associates.
This 8 3/8"plate is in near fine condition with fine "as struck" touches. The metal is of high quality as is the workmanship.