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The Pewter Society published a detailed study of post-1650 English porringers in Autumn 2015 and Spring 2016.
Part 1 gives some background and covers makers, manufacturers, uses and sizes.
The single reed continued throughout the 18th century on sadware intended for export to America , but for the domestic market it fell out of favour by c1730 and the plain rim then reigned more or less supreme until production of pewter sadware ceased altogether.
However, style had one final fling later in the 18th century when there was a fashion for non-circular plates with wavy or polygonal edges amongst the wealthy.
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Chargers, dishes, plates and saucers were collectively known by pewterers as ‘sadware’.
Rim widths steadily shrank back to where they had been, though some very narrow rims were produced.
Around 1700, the single reeded rim emerged and the plain rim also re-appeared, though without the gentler bouge of the earlier version.
Then from c1660 came a fashion for rims with multiple-reeded edges.
Shakespeare refers to it in Henry VIII, Act 5, Scene 3, where Cranmer declines to be sponsor for the infant Elizabeth because of his lack of money.