de franse vlag

de engelse vlag
koffiekan uit Brugge
Tea pot made in Bruges by
Jacobus Bernardus Ryelant.
Master in 1765
onbekende kan
16 th century
Jug with vertical cast seam
Unknown pewter mark
chalice made by
Marcellius Walravens,
pewterer in Brussels
merk walravens
One of the marks of
Marcellius Joannes Walravens,
period of activity 1793 - 1811
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Welcome to the site of
the "Flemish Pewter Society" !


The Flemish Pewter Society was established in 1980 and has as mission the spreading of knowledge about old pewter and the objects made of it.

At present the association has about one hundred members from Belgium, the Netherlands and the surrounding countries.
It may be added that a number of museums and archives have for many years been loyal members of the association.

A General Assembly is organised twice a year, as well as a visit to a museum which is specialised in antiques and old pewter objects.
At the General Assembly experts give presentations on old pewter, pewterers and their marks. It is also possible to have pewter objects evaluated during the meetings.

We draw your attention to the fact that the Flemish Pewter Society has no commercial purposes.


On the page "Geschiedenis" you will find a number of interesting facts about pewter and its history.

The following subjects are briefly described:  the discovery of pewter, the sites where pewter is found, the use, the organisation of the crafts, the French revolution as turning point and finally the more recent pewter.

Magazine "Tinnewerck"

The members' magazine “Tinnewerck” is issued twice a year

Each issue counts approximately 50 pages. The magazine contains the minutes of the meetings together  with a whole range of pewter related articles and archive researches.
The magazine is published on glossy paper and contains many pictures.

On the page “Tinnewerck” of this site, you can find the table of contents of all previous issues.
The first upcoming issue (nr. 70) will be published june 2022.

We still have copies  available  of back issues, which can be ordered through the online "Order form" ( bestelformulier ).


If you are in the possession  of old pewter objects and you would like to know more about the use, the origin and age of the objects, then we may be able to help you.

Do not hesitate to contact us. You can do so through the online “question form” or by sending an email to the secretariat of the association.

Please note that for any evaluation of your objects we need to have clear pictures of the object and the pewter marks.
The “Question form” ( vragenformulier ) gives you the possibility to attach two pictures to your questions.
It is no problem if you send your questions in English.

After receipt of your questions we will publish our reply as soon as possible on the site under the menu-item “Answers ” ( antwoorden).

Contact and membership

If you would like to receive more information about the Flemish Pewter Society or if you would like to become a member, please contact the secretariat of the association .

You can find the contact details of the secretariat on the page “Contact”.


The information on the page "Leden" is specifically meant for the members of the association.
Here members will find information on all planned activities and the location and dates of these activities.


On the page "Links" you will find links to the sister associations in the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Furthermore you will find a list of museums, in Belgium and abroad, where old pewter objects can be admired.
This list does not pretend to be exhaustive and if you know of other interesting locations where old pewter is on display, we would be very pleased to hear from you.

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