The Temperance Platter3D ModelNoAI
Vintage pewter repousse basin that is part of a set called a ewer, or pitcher, and basin. This heavily decorated metal piece is from the Timberly Trust’s Moseley Homestead Collections, Florida. The basin dates to c. 1880s- early1900s, when the Temperance Platter was “rediscovered” and became fashionable during a time of historicism and Art Nouveau that gained popularity. This piece along with the companion pitcher were 3D laser scanned using a high precision articulating arm and triangulation instrument. The basin is heavy, likely owing to the high lead alloy content in older pewters. These older pewter artifacts besides being heavy, also can ozidize quickly and have a darker silver-gray color. Pewter was very popular at the end of the 19th Century, used to make replicas of medieval objects that were often used for decoration.