Selected Homan Pewter, Britannia and Special Metal Ware, 19th-20th Centuries

Compiled by

Gary Wiggins

2012-17

NB: Some items pictured here were taken from images on the Web. Obviously, none of those were examined de visu. If the description of the item indicated a company name and number, that information is placed in the entry. There is no guarantee of accuracy in the listings if an image of the mark is not included.

I wish to thank Dr. Melvyn and Bette Wolf, Bill and Katie Parker, and other members of the Pewter Collectors Club of America, as well as Ted and Kyle Homan for allowing me to photograph pieces found in their collections. Only a few of the pieces pictured below are owned by me. Nothing on this page is for sale by Hoosier Pewter.
--GW (5/19/2017)

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Flagg and Homan: Historical Notes

Contents

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Syrup and Small Pitchers Sugar Bowls Cream Pitchers Teapots and Coffeepots
Large Pitchers Ecclesiastical items Shakers and Castors Mugs, etc.
Miscellaneous Candlesticks Homan Silver Plate Co. Homan Mfg. Co.

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H. Homan and Homan & Co. Items, 1852-1865




1856 ad for Homan and Co.
1856 Homan and Co. ad from Williams' Cincinncati Directory showing H. Homan and W. M. Miller names


SYRUP AND SMALL PITCHERS (Return to the top)
syrup pitcher 2 H. Homan syrup pitcher, lipped handle, attached lid w finial, 4 3/8"h, 3 7/16" d base; NB: Initial "H" is very light with the two vertical lines of the "H" barely visible. See: Turano, Andrew F. "An Unrecorded Mark by H. Homan." Bulletin of the Pewter Collectors Club of America 14(3), 2010, 16-17. Mark
syrup pitcher 2 H. Homan syrup pitcher (another example) the "H" barely visible. See: Turano, Andrew F. "An Unrecorded Mark by H. Homan." Bulletin of the Pewter Collectors Club of America 14(3), 2010, 16-17. Mark
syrup pitchers 2 Another shot of Homan syrup pitchers
syrup pitcher 2 H. Homan syrup pitcher. With thanks to Bill and Katie Parker Mark
syrup pitcher 2 Homan and Co. syrup pitcher Mark
syrup pitcher 3 Homan & Co. syrup pitcher, 7 3/8" h. Photos courtesy of Louis Cassens. Mark
syrup pitcher 3 Homan & Co. syrup pitcher, w attached lid and finial, curved handle, CINCINNATI, 6 3/8" h 2 15/16" d base Mark
syrup pitcher 3 Homan & Co. syrup pitcher with shell thumbpiece Back view
syrup pitcher 4 Homan & Co. syrup pitcher, shell thumbpiece
syrup pitcher 5 Homan & Co. syrup pitcher View of the other side Mark
syrup pitcher 5 Homan & Co. syrup pitcher
syrup pitcher 6 Homan & Co. pitcher, syrup
cream pitcher 7 Homan & Co. syrup pitcher
syrup pitchers ? Homan & Co. syrup pitchers, 7 in and 7 1/2" in h


SUGAR BOWLS (Return to the top)
sugar bowl 8 Homan & Co. bowl, sugar, engraved, repaired, 5 3/8"h, 6" h to top of handle, 4 1/16"d base Mark
sugar bowl 8 Homan & Co. bowl, sugar, missing lid, 5 3/8"h, 6" h to top of handle, 4 1/8"d base Mark
sugar bowl 9 Homan & Co. bowl, sugar, engraved w flowers and "Louisa," 5 7/8" to top of handle, 7 1/4" to top of lid, 3 7/8" d base; Closeup of engraving (front); Closeup of engraving (back) Mark
sugar bowl 9 Homan & Co. bowl, sugar, 5 1/4" h, 6 1/2" h to top of lid, 3 7/8"d base; mark is very small compared to others Mark
sugar bowl 12 H. Homan sugar bowl with lid, 4 5/8" h (6 1/4" w. lid), 5: d base Mark
sugar bowl 12 H. Homan sugar bowl with lid, reproduced by permission of the owners, Ted and Kyle Homan Mark
sugar bowl 12 Homan & Co. bowl, sugar, two lipped handles, detached lid, engraved w. floral designs, CINCINNATI, 4 11/16" h, 5" d base Mark
sugar bowl none Homan sugar, two lipped handles, detached lid, engraved w. floral designs; an unmarked version of the previous sugar bowl Lacks a Mark
sugar bowl ? Homan & Co. bowl, sugar w. lid and removable finial, 7" h incl. lid, 5 1/4" h to lid, 4 1/8" d base, CINCINNATI Note: Marked with Arabic number that appears to have been inverted and marked on top of itself Mark


CREAM PITCHERS (Return to the top)
cream pitcher 9 Homan & Co. cream pitcher
cream pitcher 8 Homan and Co. cream pitcher, lipped handle, baluster style, "HOMAN & CO, CINCINNATI", 5 5/8" h, 3 1/4"d base Mark
syrup pitchers IX Homan & Co. small open pitcher, engraved, base has parts missing; 5 1/4" h, 6 5/8" to top of handle, 2 15/16" d base; Close-up of engraving Mark
creamer & sugar bowl IX Homan & Co. creamer and sugar bowl, flowery engravings on side
cream pitcher and sugar bowl IX Homan & Co. cream pitcher and sugar bowl with lid, engraved. Closeup of engraving. Mark 1 Mark 2
cream pitcher IX Homan & Co. creamer, engraved with floral designs, 5 1/8"h, 3" d base, CINCINNATI, IX Mark
cream pitcher IX H. Homan cream pitcher, 5 1/4"h 2 15/16"d base Mark
cream pitcher 12 Homan & Co. pitcher, cream, lipped handle, engraved w. floral designs, CINCINNATI, 4 11/16" h, 3 15/16" d base Mark
cream pitcher 12 H. Homan pitcher, cream, creamer, 4 5/8" h, 5" h to top of handle, 3 15/16" d base Mark
cream pitcher 12 Homan & Co. pitcher, cream, 5 3/8" h, 3 7/8" d base Mark
cream pitcher 50 Homan & Co. pitcher, cream, w beaded design under lip, square handle, 6" h; Closeup of beadwork Mark
Homan pitcher 50 Homan pitcher


TEAPOTS AND COFFEEPOTS (Return to the top)
teapot 2 Homan & Co. teapot, 9 1/4" h. Photos courtesy of Louis Cassens. Mark
coffeepot 2 Homan & Co. coffeepot, round lipped handle, hinged lid, CINCINNATI, 7 1/4"h 4 5/16"d base, bottom soldered on Mark
teapot 2? H. Homan (or Homan & Co.?) teapot
teapot 3 H. Homan teapot, 5" h, 4" d base; lid is missing top part w. finial and has been replaced w another metal Mark
teapot 3 Homan & Co. teapot Mark
coffeepot 6 Homan & Co. Coffeepot, teapot, sugar bowl
teapot none Attributed to Homan & Co. teapot, with strainer, copper bottom, 7 1/2" h, 9 1/2" h w lid, 4 5/16" d base. Compare handle to those on pots 6 and 11 and to creamers 50 on this page and to the no. 6 pot on the Flagg & Homan page. none
teapot none Attributed to Homan & Co. teapot, w. embossed woman's head and engraving on both sides (View the other side), copper bottom, tin stand probably added later; 7 1/8" h, 9 5/8" to top, 4 3/8" base. Compare handle to those on pots 6 and 11 and to creamers 50 on this page and to the no. 6 pot on the Flagg & Homan page. none
coffeepot 8 Homan & Co. coffeepot, w. attached lid and attached finial, lipped handle, 9 1/4" high to top of finial (in The Henry Ford Museum)
coffeepot 8? H. Homan coffeepot (Compare to Homan & Co. pitcher no. 6 and Homan & Co. coffepot no. 8.)
coffeepot 8 H. Homan coffeepot, crimped base, fluted spout (6), lipped, 10 1/2" h, 4 3/4" d base. Interior view. Base 1. Base 2. Base 3. Very unusual design for base; interior shot shows that it was an intended look. Mark
teapot 8 H. Homan teapot, 12 1/2" h. Photos courtesy of Louis Cassens. Mark
coffeepot 8? or 9 Homan attrib. teapot, engraved, only number 8 on bottom, but actual style is 9 (IX); 6" h, 7 3/4" h to top of finial, 4" d base; small crack on base. Closeup of engraving (left); Closeup of engraving (right) Mark
teapot 9? or 14? H. Homan teapot or coffeepot; finial is not original. Web listing has it as 14, but the style is clearly 9.
teapot IX H. Homan teapot, lipped handle w removable finial, IX, 7" h, 4" d base Mark
coffeepot IX H. Homan coffeepot, reproduced by permission of the owners, Ted and Kyle Homan Mark
teapot IX Homan & Co. teapot, no engraving, 10 1/4" h, 4 3/16" d base. Mark is small.
sugar, creamer, coffeepot IX Homan & Co. engraved sugar, creamer, and coffeepot, 10 3/8" h with copper bottom. Photos courtesy of Louis Cassens. Mark
coffeepot IX Homan & Co. coffeepot, engraved with floral designs, removable finial, 10" h to top, 8 1/2" h to lid, 4 1/2" d base, CINCINNATI, IX Mark
coffeepot IX Homan & Co. coffeepot, engraved w flowers and "Louisa," 8 1/8" h, 10 1/4" to top of lid, 4 1/4" base; closeup of engraving (front); closeup of engraving (back); closeup of "Louisa" engraving Mark
teapot IX Homan & Co. teapot, engraved with floral designs, removable finial, 7 3/4" h to top, 6 1/2" h to lid, 4 1/8" d base, CINCINNATI, IX Mark
teapots IX Homan & Co. teapots, one w. flowered ornamental finial on lid, fluted spout, flowery engravings on sides
teapot IX Homan & Co. teapot, flowery engravings on sides, copper bottom
teapot IX Homan & Co. teapot, w. flowered detachable ornamental finial on lid, fluted spout, 2 repair spots on side, CINCINNATI, 6 1/8"h, 4 /16" d base Mark
teapot IX Homan & Co. teapot, w. flowered ornamental finial on lid, fluted spout, flowery engravings on sides
teapot IX Homan & Co. teapot, w. copper bottom, 6 3/8"h, 8 1/2"h to top, 3 1/2" d base. Original bottom apparently cut off and copper bottom has been soldered on. Mark
teapot IX Homan & Co. coffeepot, w. copper bottom, 8 1/4" h, 9 3/4" h to top, 4 3/8" d base. Original bottom apparently cut off and copper bottom has been soldered on' Mark
teapot IX Homan & Co. teapot, engraved, w. copper base, fluted spout (6), lipped spout, 8 1/2" h, 3 15/16" d base Mark
teapot IX Homan & Co. teapot, flowery engravings on side
coffeepot 11 Homan & Co. coffeepot w. hinged lid and copper bottom. finial. With thanks to Bill and Katie Parker. Mark
coffeepot 11 Homan & Co. coffeepot w. hinged lid and copper bottom, engraved Mark
coffeepots 12 (Sellew coffeepot on the left) H. Homan coffeepot; same design as no. 12 of Homan & Co. coffeepots
coffeepot 12 Homan & Co. coffeepot w. hinged lid, lipped handle, engraved with floral design. Closeup of finial. With thanks to Bill and Katie Parker. Mark
coffeepot 12 Homan & Co. coffeepot w. hinged lid and copper bottom, "FIRE PROOF" Mark
coffeepot 12 Homan & Co. coffeepot w. hinged lid, lipped handle, engraved with floral designs, CINCINNATI, 8" h, 6 5/8" d base. Contains a tag that reads: “"Britannia metal tea & coffee set, from H.H.T's store about 72 years old. Belonged to Mrs. Mary Catherine Adelheid Devenger-Thierman. C.E.T. Sept 1938" In the same envelope is a price tag: “IHYL-8 Five piece Pewter Tea Set marked Homan & Co. ~purchased in 1868. $495” Mark
coffeepot 12 Homan & Co. coffeepot, 7 15/16" h, 9 3/4" h to top, 6 11/16" d base Mark
coffeepot 12 Homan & Co. coffeepot w. hinged lid, lipped handle, NOT engraved with floral designs, CINCINNATI, 8" h, 6 5/8" d base
teapot 12 Homan & Co. teapot w. hinged lid, lipped handle, engraved w. floral designs, CINCINNATI, 5 5/8" h, 5 1/2" d base Mark
teapot 13 H. Homan teapot, 12 3/8" h. Photos courtesy of Louis Cassens. Mark
teapot
Homan & Co. teapot
teapot 14 teapot, w. beaded deocration on base, top, and finial, 8 1/4" h, 10 1/2" h to top of finial, 4 1/8" d base Mark
Homan pitcher 15 Homan Mfg. Co. coffeepot
teapot 20 Homan and Co. coffeepot, copper bottom, 7 1/2" h, 9 1/2" h to top, 5 15/16"d base Mark
teapot
Attributed to Homan & Co. coffeepot, no mark, 7 1/8"h (9 1/4" h including top), 4 1/4"d base Mark
teapot
Attributed to Homan & Co. teapot, no mark 6 1/4" h (7 3/4" h including top), 4 14/16" d base Mark


LARGE PITCHERS (Return to the top)
pitchers 1 H. Homan pitcher, 11" h; Back view Mark
pitchers 1 H. Homan pitcher and Homan & Co. pitcher, 10" h
pitchers none Unmarked pitcher, 1 gallon, attributed to Homan
pitcher 4 Homan & Co. pitcher w. attached lid, engraved, 9 "h, 11 5/8" h to top of finial, 5 1/2" d base; Other side view Mark
pitcher
Homan & Co. pitcher, 9.5" h, 6.5"d base
pitcher 6 Homan & Co. pitcher, w. attached lid and attached finial, lipped handle, large strainer holes inside spout, 7 1/2"h, 4 3/8"d base Mark
teapot 6 H. Homan pitcher, w. attached lid and finial, lipped handle; 8 1/2"h Mark
pitcher 8 Homan & Co. large pitcher Mark
syrup pitchers
Homan & Co. open pitcher



ECCLESIASTICAL ITEMS (Return to the top)
ciborium 1 Homan & Co. ciborium (round box with cross) Mark
ciborium 2 Homan & Co. ciborium Mark
pitcher 2 H. Homan flagon Mark
Ciborium 3 Homan ciborium (round box) with cross Mark
flagon 4 Homan & Co. flagon, 7"
glagon 4 H. Homan flagon (missing lid), reproduced by permission of the owners, Ted and Kyle Homan; compare to #4 flagon in Homan & Co. section Mark
flagon 5 Homan & Co. flagon Mark
aqua jugs none Homan aqua jugs
Sick Call Set ? Homan Sick Call Set, reproduced by permission of the owners, Ted and Kyle Homan
Sick Call Set ? Homan Sick Call Set, reproduced by permission of the owners, Ted and Kyle Homan
Sick Call Set ? Homan Sick Call Set, reproduced by permission of the owners, Ted and Kyle Homan
Sick Call Cross ? Homan Sick Call Cross


SHAKERS AND CASTORS (Return to the top)
shaker 2 Homan & Co. shaker, Closeup of engraving; Height 4 1/2", Base diameter 2 1/4"; bottom view; (Herr, Donald M. "Another Homan Shaker." Bulletin of the Pewter Collectors Club of America 7, August 1975, 66-67.) Mark
shakers
Homan shaker on the right
shaker
Homan shaker
shaker
Homan shaker, 4 1/2" h
shaker
Homan and Co. shaker 6 1/16" high, mark on screw-in plug
shaker
Homan castor, 4 3/4" h
shaker
Homan castor, 5 3/4" h


MUGS AND OTHER DRINKING VESSELS (Return to the top)
beaker 1 Homan & Co. Beaker Mark
mug 2 Homan and Co. mug
beakers 52/82 Homan & Co. Beakers, one numbered 52 and the other, 82 Mark 52 Mark 82


BOWLS (Return to the top)
small bowl none Attributed to Homan & Co. bowl, small, engraved w. floral designs, lacks Homan & Co. or No. 12 on base, 3 3/4" h, 5 1/8" w, 3 3/16"d base
small bowl none
Attributed to Homan & Co. bowl, no touch, floral design, 4 3/8" h, 5 1/8" d, 4 3/8" d base. Lacks Homan & Co. or No. IX on base. none


MISCELLANEOUS (Return to the top)
porringer ? Porringer
porringer ? Porringer, reproduction
whale oil lamp
Homan whale oil lamp
whale oil lamp
Homan & Co. spout lamp Mark
whale oil lamp
Homan whale oil lamp, reproduced by permission of the owners, Ted and Kyle Homan none
whale oil lamp
Homan whale oil lamp, reproduced by permission of the owner, Don Dorsch
whale oil lamp
Homan whale oil lamp
whale oil lamp
Homan whale oil lamp Mark
candlesticks ? Homan whale oil lamp with coiled snake handle. With thanks to Bill and Katie Parker.
whale oil lamp
Homan and Co. whale oil lamp (painted gold), 5"
coffeepot and creamer
Cincinnati Britannia Company coffeepot and Homan (or Sellew?) cream pitcher
teapot
Morey & Ober teapot
1894 ad for silver ware
1894 ad for Homan & Co. silver plated items
cruet
Homan and Co. silverplated cruet Mark


CANDLESTICKS (Return to the top)
This section contains mostly Unmarked Flagg & Homan or H. Homan Co. or Homan & Co. candlesticks.For additional candlesticks, see: http://www.hoosierpewter.com/flagghoman
(Reference: Richmond, Andrew. “The Ubiquitous Pewter Candlesticks of Flagg and Homan.” Dunham Tavern Museum News November 2008, 69(2), 1. http://www.hoosierpewter.com/flagghoman/Dunham_Tavern Museum News.pdf (Reproduced by permission of Andrew Richmond. See: http://www.youngantiquescollectors.blogspot.com/))

candlestick none Homan candlestick, baluster style, engraved at base and halfway up, 9 7/8" h, 4 7/8" d base; Closeup of the base; Closeup of the stem
candlesticks ? Homan candlesticks, engraved closeup of engraving
candlesticks ? Homan candlesticks, engraved
candlestick ? Homan engraved candlestick at Winterthur
candlestick ? Homan, candlestick, engraved at base, center, flare, and top, 9 1/2"h 4 7/8"d base (See the next image for close-ups of the engraving)
candlesticks ? Homan candlestick, engraved, with close-up of the engravings
candlesticks ? Homan candlesticks, engraved. Close-up views: View 1 View 2 View 3
candlestick ? Homan candlestick, beaded engraving
candlesticks ? Homan candlesticks
candlesticks ? Flagg & Homan candlestick, 9" h Mark
candlesticks ? candlesticks, 8"
candlesticks ? Homan candleholders, 7", 8", 10", and 13" unmarked. Photos courtesy of Louis Cassens.
candlesticks ? Homan candleholders with ornate legs
candlesticks ? Homan candleholders, 7", 8", and 10" (with thanks to Bill Parker for the photo)
candlesticks ? Homan candlesticks
candlesticks ? Homan candlesticks
candlesticks ? Homan candlesticks
candlesticks ? candlesticks
candlesticks ? candlesticks
candlesticks ? candlesticks
candlesticks ? candlestick
candlesticks ? candlesticks
candlesticks ? candlesticks
candlesticks ? candlesticks
candlesticks ? Homan chamber candle holder with coiled snake handle. With thanks to Bill and Katie Parker.






Homan Silver Plate Company, Cincinnati, 1894-1905 (Return to the top)




1877 receipt
1877 receipt that shows the Homan Silver Plate Co. mark was in use at that time.
jug 20 Homan Silver Plate Company Jug, engraved "Old Jug Rye, M. D. Sheehan, New Haven, Conn" Mark
jug 1210 Richfield Plate whiskey jug, engraved Parker Rye, quadruple plate, 7" h to top of handle, 3 7/8" d base" Mark
teapot 2019 Homan Silver Plate Company teapot Mark
Homan Silver Plate Co. mark 23
Homan Silver Plate Company mark and Triple Plate designation
Homan Silver Plate Co. mark 1315
Homan Silver Plate Company anchor and Special Metal marks
Homan Silver Plate Co. mark
Homan Silver Plate Company anchor and "Special Metal" marks






Homan Manufacturing Company, Cincinnati, 1905-1941 (Return to the top)




1905 ad
Fall 1905 Homan Manufacturing Co. "until recently, The Homan Silver Plate Co." ad with reference to the May 27/28, 1905 victory of the Japanese fleet over the Russians.
Homan Mfg Co mark 185 Homan Mfg. Company stud box, bottom showing anchor and "Special Metal" marks
Homan Mfg Co mark 2663 Homan Mfg. Company anchor and "Special Metal" marks
Homan EPNS mark
Homan Manufacturing Company Electroplated Nickel Silver Plate mark
Homan EPNS mark 0617 Homan Manufacturing Company Sheffield Electroplated Nickel Silver Plate W.M.M'T'S mark
pitcher_cream 28 Homan Mfg. Co. pitcher, cream, electroplated, fluted (8), triangular lipped handle, 2 5/8"h; identical to the 20th-C. Flagg & Homan pewter cream pitcher #28
bowl_sugar 28 Homan Mfg. Co. bowl, sugar, electroplated, fluted (8), triangular lipped handles, 2 3/8"h; identical to the 20th-C. Flagg & Homan pewter sugar bowl #28
Homan teapot 120 Homan teapot
compote 165 Homan Mfg. Co. compote; identical to the 20th-C. Flagg & Homan pewter compote #165
bowl_sugar 178 Homan Mfg. Co. bowl, sugar, electroplated; identical to the 20th-C. Flagg & Homan pewter sugar bowl #178
snuff box 185 Homan Mfg. Company stud box, with attached lid and lid handle, ornate carving on sides, "Here's Your" on top, Warranted Quadruple Plate, Made in U.S.A., special metal, 2 marks: anchor & bucket-hammer, 4 button legs, 2" w 2 1/4" l
cream pitcher 213 Homan Mfg. Co. cream pitcher
Homan goblets 451 Homan goblets
teapot 1301 Homan silver teapot
tray 1737 Homan silver plated tray
teapot 1918 Homan child's plate with alphabet
butler 2664 Homan Mfg. Co. pewter butler with anchor and "Special Metal" marks
dustpan_scoop ? Homan Mfg. Co. dustpan and scoop
Homan flask
Homan Mfg. Company flask, [Tom Thumb Wee Nip 1 oz.], "The Homan Mfg. Co. - Pewter" on lid, 3"h
flask ? Homan Mfg. Co. flask, 2"w, 3"h