Ever thought of something tangible, crafty enough for use and can also be kept as a treasure? Or
maybe an item that portrays an awesome lot of meaning than it appears.?
Consider objects fabricated from pewter. Some items give lasting memories than others not because
they are pricey and speaking apparently about cost, pewter made merchandise are inexpensive as
compared to merchandise made from its comparable counterpart, Silver, or maybe because they are
time-venerated and represent tradition. You probably be wondering what form of materials/metals is
pewter fabricated from or maybe made of. Well, pewter is a malleable alloy composed of majorly tin,
with copper, antimony and bismuth represented in minute percentages and usually lead free for present
day use. Pewter has history, which could serve as a guide for where we are coming from and wherein we
are headed. Pewter has been used in the making of housewares since time immemorial, first piece was
found in an Egyptian tomb as far back as the 1450 B.C. used in the ancient world by Egyptians and later
the Romans. In Europe, it was an ostentatious item that was only for the affluent could afford, its
popularity in the household and tavern however dwindled due to the fact that it contained lead and also
attributable to the arrival of porcelain which was taken into consideration as a replacement for the
noxious pewter in the making of household wares. In latest years, the lead constituent of pewter has
been done away with as only the purest of tin ore is now used to produce pewter with the minute quantities
of lead removed in the refinement process.
Pewter products present with features a number of which include:
- They are less pricey as compared to wares made from silver.
- They are quite difficult to break due to its copper and antimony constituents.
- They are effortlessly formed into special designs because of its malleability and somewhat low melting point.
- The present day pewter contains no lead as such doesn’t get dark appearances and can be burnish to enhance its attraction.
- These products are exceptional and would continue to be reckoned with as they are object seldom found around.
- It bears a warm, hand crafted appearance.
Today, product designs made of Pewter is back and better, Pewter world ( www.pewterworld.co.uk ) takes us
back in time, helping us relive the past, getting us in touch with tradition, appreciating the creative
work of art with the advanced quality of pewter containing no lead, made in Sheffield by expert craftsmen.
Fine, and quality tankards that no longer give metallic tang whilst used to serve drinks, portable Hip
flasks which could be engraved with touch marks, unique Goblets that stand out at dinners, social gatherings
and children’s gifts of amazing crafts and a selection of Pewter jewellery from Scotland and Cornwall.
Other Pewter products available include Certificate holders, Decanters, Key rings, Picture frames, Shells,
Tableware, Vases, Trophies, Hip flasks, Drams, Letter opener, Barware, Gift boxes,
Glasses, Flutes, Plinth’s, Quaich’s, Shaving and Trinket Boxes.
They are time-commemorated products yet meeting the needs of the current generation. Antique but not obsolete.