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AMERICAN LIFE ANTIQUES
Pewter with the Lovebirds, London and Crowned X marks all came from a series of pewterers believed to
have begun with Abraham Hasselberg of Philadelphia and John Andrew Brunstrom (his future son-in-law).
The Lovebirds touch mark possibly originated with the Moravian Church of Bethlehem, PA, of which
Hasselberg (and also Johann Christoph Heyne) was a member before moving to Philadelphia. The mark
was later passed to other Philadelphia makers.
Larger basin sizes are much scarcer than more typical 8" range sizes and this 10" size basin is fairly
difficult to find. The basin is in fine condition with only a few surface blemishes. The 9/16" rim is well-turned.
The basin is also 2-5/8" deep.