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Early Berlin Pewter

Article about: Is anyone familiar with crests or coats of arms? I have a pewter beaker ,i think circa 1700, from berlin. it has a coat of arms on it and the maker is J.G.N. i would greatly appreciate any h

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    Default Early Berlin Pewter

    Is anyone familiar with crests or coats of arms? I have a pewter beaker ,i think circa 1700, from berlin. it has a coat of arms on it and the maker is J.G.N. i would greatly appreciate any help in identifying it.Click image for larger version. 

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    You're about 200 years out mate. This is an early 20th century wine or beer beaker made for the tourist industry. It reads "Greetings from Berlin" and was bought in the thousands by visitors to the city as a memento of their trip. There are also other identical ones that are annotated "Gruss Aus...." Munchen, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Klagenfurt ...etc, etc. Just the coats of arms change. The one above is a variation, the Imperial coat of arms 1889-1918.

    I think the maker is more likely "JRM" a manufacturer of beersteins and beakers that were either all pewter or had pewter fittings like the lids and handles etc. The above piece has a value of between 15-25.

    Regards, Ned.
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    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
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    Another point pinning down the age of this piece is the decoration around the coat of arms planchette, it's classic Art Deco.
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    here is a picture of the bottom with Click image for larger version. 

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    here is a picture of the bottom with Click image for larger version. 

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    And......?
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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