"The chances of these being pewter is slim. They are likely an alloy of mixed cheaper metals (lead, zinc), because the goal with many reliefs like these was to either enamel over top of them, or plate them with a more expensive metal. As they are…"
"You really do need to establish the metal type and age before getting too excited, some resins can be very heavy and it can easily be mistaken for pewter. Are there any makers/foundry marks on them? One way to be sure if these are metal or resin…"
"These are great! Bradley & Hubbard made plaques like this with various types of patination. It might be worth exploring. Yours would date from c.1880-1910. Do yours have any markings on the back? I have a similar plaque about half the size of…"
"They are steel? What? Check with a refrigerator magnet; if it sticks it is steel. If it doesn't stick it's not. Metal looks quite white to me; am thinking it might be zinc. Renaissance period was 1300-1700. When was…"
I was lucky to get these from an online auction for 60 bucks! They are steel? and incredibly detailed. Would love any info anyone could provide. They are quite romantic. Maybe Renaissance? I have no clue. Measures approximately 14-16" high x 11"See More