Marks on pewter are called touchmarks. There are general rules about pewter marks, but they are only 75 percent accurate: The thistle mark is found on Scottish pewter, while French makers from Paris used an angel with the word “Paris.” Other French pewter may be marked with a fleur-de-lis. Pewter from England, France, the Low Countries, Germany, Austria-Hungary, Scandinavia, and America is marked with a crowned rose. St. Michael and the dragon in a circle or a Gothic “B” indicates pewter was made in Brussels, while an arm with a hand was used in Antwerp. English and American makers almost always used names and letters.
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