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  • November 8, 2014 2:34 PM PST

    Hi Jean, Welcome to the site and sorry for the problems you've faced in uploading images. I guess that's now sorted out as the 5 photos of the pewter teapot came in fine. It's very unusual for pewter not to be marked. British pewter should always be marked, and most American is. Your teapot is probably American, and it's 19th century. I did a show on Antique Pewter; it's in the Videos section. If you're interested, you could go to Videos, then search Pewter. Color doesn't always show true online, so when I say that your piece looks like it has antimony in it, which would date it to the 1840's or later, I'm guessing somewhat that the teapot is not as gray as an earlier piece would be. Also, it's helpful to be able to feel the metal. Where do you live? I might be able to recommend someone in your area that could check it out in person. Gary