Period Pewter Collection to be Auctioned

The pewter collection of the late Stanley Shemmell, including objects of Roman origin and vessels from the Spanish Armada, will go on sale at Bonham's auction house on October 26. The items in the collection represent over a thousand years in the history of pewter-making.

Shemmell amassed the collection over a lifetime, focusing on quality rather than quantity. Many of the items have historical value, such as a tankard belonging to Captain Marryat, Royal Navy officer and novelist.