The early 19th Century: Joseph Morgan

Image: From left to right, a quart tankard, concave pint tankard, spouted pint measure and quart tankard made by Joseph Morgan, a Bewdley pewterer in the early 19th century.

[Image from: Bewdley Museum]

Surviving evidence shows that other pewterers existed alongside the larger concerns. Joseph Morgan produced ware with similar features to that manufactured by Ingram and Hunt and Crane and Stinton. Their tankard designs have a flared base and rounded terminal on the handles. Little is known about his business, but Holding and Moulson in their study of Bewdley pewter suggest that he may have been apprenticed to Crane and Stinton from 1816 to 1827.

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944-1An Innovative Metal Industry: Pewter and Mass Production in Bewdley 269-0Bewdley’s Importance for the Pewter Industry 268-0Using Pewter 262-0Making Pewter 255-0Local Origins 257-0John Duncumb and Mass Production 258-0John Duncumb and Mass Production 259-0John Duncumb and Mass Production 264-0The mid 18th Century: Stynt Duncumb 260-0The late 18th Century: John Ingram 266-0The late 18th Century: John Ingram and Charles Hunt 267-0The late 18th Century: John Ingram and Charles Hunt 270-0The early 19th Century: Crane and Stinton 261-0The early 19th Century: Joseph Morgan 256-0Decline