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Tin was worked in Central Europe from the 13th century on by tinsmiths or “pewterers” (German Zinngießer, “tin casters”; Kannengießer “jug casters”). The foundation of the first pewterers’ corporations is documented in the 14th century (Guild). This small trade, which took hold only in cities to begin with (Crafts and trades), was often associated with ironsmithing (Smithy; e.g. the Kannengießer of Zürich from 1336). From the 15th century on, however, it tend…

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Reith, Reinhold, “Pewterer”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 08 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_030791>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20200721

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