The Worshipful Company of Pewterers is one of the 110 Livery Companies of the City of London. It ranks 16th in the order of precedence of City Livery Companies and has existed since at least 1348.
The earliest record of Arms in use by the Pewterers' Company is dated 1451. These first Arms depict a representation of the Assumption, recalling the Company's origin as a Fraternity in honour of the Virgin Mary. The Pewterers, like other Livery Companies, found it politic to eliminate religious symbolism during the Reformation; thus, in 1533, new Arms were granted, followed, forty years later, by its crest and supporters.
While pewter is no longer the major industry it once was, the Pewterers continue to support pewter craftsmen, particularly through events such as Pewter Live.
The Company has been based at Pewterers' Hall, Oat Lane, near London Wall, since 1961. It is its third livery hall, the first having been destroyed in the Great Fire of London and the second again by fire in 1840.
The Company's present Arms are blazoned:-
Arms: Azure on a Chevron Or between three antique Limbecks Argent as many Roses Gules seeded two Arms embowed Proper vested Argent cuffed Gules holding in both Hands erect a Dish of the Third.
Crest: A Mount Vert thereon two Arms embowed Proper vested Argent cuffed Gules holding in both Hands erect a Dish of the Third.
Supporters: Two Seahorses Or their Tails Proper.