Household Goods from Billy and Charlie

    

We are very excited to finally be able to offer (just about) everything you need to set your medieval table with style and grace. All the items in the picture above except the knife (and the food!) are available right now, and more great tableware is on the way. All items are made of leadfree pewter and are safe to eat with. Now would be a great time to upgrade your feastgear - or to help someone else do so.



The Folding Spoon is based on a silver example in the exhibition catalog, The Age of Chivalry. The little beast's head slides down the stalk and over the joint to help keep the spoon open. This is great for traveling; it fits perfectly in your purse or the till of your chest. This year's hot item.

Folding Spoon $30.00
length open - 4 3/4" or 12 cm
length folded - 2 3/4" or 7 cm
# Alexander and Binski: Age of Chivalry



The Beaker is designed to resemble beakers in the 1430-1440's Bocaccio Decameron (Bibliotheque Nationale 5070 - see a detail). It holds approximately 8 ounces/a quarter liter. It is worked up out of lead-free pewter sheet and has a brushed finish.

Beaker $50.00
height 3 3/8" or 85mm
width 3 1/4" or 82mm
# Pognon: Boccaccio's Decameron:15th-Century Manuscript

 



The Salt Cellar is also patterned after items pictured in the 1430-1440's Bocaccio Decameron (Bibliotheque Nationale 5070 - see a detail). It holds two or three spoonsful of salt - get the great sea salts form the gourmet shops - they're worth it!

Salt Cellar $55.00
height 2 3/4" or 72mm
width 3 1/8" or 80mm
# Pognon: Boccaccio's Decameron:15th-Century Manuscript


 

 

The Trenchers are based on illustrations in late 14th and 15th century manuscripts - and on surviving trenchers dated to the 15th and 16th centuries.

Trenchers $35.00
5 14/ x 6 5/8 " or 13.5 x 17 cm
~ Nadolski: Old Household Pewterware
~Ruempol: Pre-Industriele Gebruiksvoorwerpen
~Cotterell: Pewter Down the Ages


The Candleholder is copied after one now in the Museum of London. The original was probably 14th century. These are supplied with a candle for immediate use.

*Notice*: Like the original, these candle holders have a small hole in the bottom of the socket into which the candle fits. This is probably a design feature in the original - it permits you to easily shove the burned-down stub of the candle up out of the socket. It also, as our testing has demonstrated, permits the last little bit of wick to fall, together with a puddle of wax to fuel it, onto the table surface, where it burns merrily. Please, supply some nonflammable barrier, like a bit of aluminum foil, or a 14th century penny (the solution of one happy customer with numismatic interests).

Candleholder $12.00
diameter 2" or 50mm
height 1" or 25mm
* Medieval Household, no. 375


The Spoon is copied after several 15th century examples. It is cast of lead-free pewter and is safe to eat with.

Spoon $20.00

length 5 3/4" or 14.7cm
# Old Base Metal Spoons


The Forks are based on fragmentary pewter and precious metal examples dated to the 15th century. They are most suitable for depictions / personas dating to the late middle ages or after - and in the late middle ages are most suitable for use in eating fruit, suckets, and other preserves.

Fork $10.00
Length 6 1/4" or 15.7 cm

Gothic Fork
$15.00
Length 6 1/4" or 15.7 cm
# Old Base Metal Spoons
#Cherry: Medieval Decorative Art


  The Needlecase in the shape of a tower is slightly adapted from a 15th C. needle case from the Netherlands (Schatten) and similar to an English example (MoL, Pilgrim Souvenirs, fig. 7). It has the names of the Three Kings of Cologne and an invocation to the Blessed Virgin on the lower part. The upper and lower parts are strung together on cords, much as contemporary leather etuis are made. This item is tremendously popular with seamstresses and broidresses. It is a guaranteed winner as a gift for your favorite medieval needle jockey.

Needlecase $20.00
3-7/8 x 1" or 97 x 26mm
# Schatten uit de Schelde, p.43; Pilgrim Souvenirs, fig. 7
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Pilgrim Signs & Religious Goods
 
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•   Household Goods
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Billy and Charlie
 

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Pilgrim Signs & Religious Goods
 
Brooches & Pendants
 
Household Goods, Toys, etc.
•   Household Goods
•   Toys and Whistles
•   Bells, Rings, Buttons, etc.
Billy and Charlie
 
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