1970 Wilton Pewter Collection of Spoon and Fork mounted on dark stained plaque with raw hide hanger. Wilton-Armetale made all Pewter Items imaginable- Pewter Dinnerware - Pewter Serveware - Pewter Candleware - Pewter Drinkware-Lamps-Decorative accessories,....even doll house accessories. During the 70's they created a bicentennial collection of which the above item was included. Wonderful collector item for hanging in kitchen or dining room. All Pewter Items - Pewter Dinnerware - Pewter Serveware - Pewter Candleware - Pewter Drinkware
Wilton Products have made happy collectors for many years. The above piece is from my personal collection.
The origin date of this company is unknown but believed to be approximately 1935. It was the immediate separate but overlapping successor to Susquehanna Castings when Susquehanna Castings made iron products, while Wilton Products decorated them. Started by the Wilton family and presided over by Mr. Ralph (Bud) Wilton, Jr. this company produced painted iron objects for industry and consumers.
Popular throughout the 1940s and 1950s, the items included bottle openers, trivets, candle holders, and a wide variety of novelty items including mechanical banks. The items were hand painted and produced in Wrightsville, PA and Santa Barbara, CA.
Presided over by Mr. Henry Wilton (brother of Mr. Ralph (Bud) Wilton) from the 1950s until its close in 1989, the company was best known during its last 35 years for its wall decorations, garden plaques and novelty items. Many of the original designs and objects produced by Wilton Products are occasionally reintroduced as Armetale brand products as part of the American Inspirations division.
Great Condition. Measures 8x11.5.