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Pewter Giftware

Most items can be purchased with/without engraving of your choice.

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Pewter was first used around the beginning of the Bronze Age in the Near East. The earliest piece of pewter found is from an Egyptian tomb from 1450 BC

.A typical European casting alloy contains 94% tin, 1% copper, and 5% antimony. A European pewter sheet would contain 92% tin, 2% copper, and 6% antimony. Asian pewter, produced mostly in MalaysiaSingapore, and Thailand, contains a higher percentage of tin, usually 97.5% tin, 1% copper, and 1.5% antimony. This makes the alloy slightly softer.

Unlidded" mugs and lidded tankards may be the most familiar pewter artifacts from the late 17th and 18th centuries, although the metal is also used for many other items including porringers, plates, dishes, basins, spoons, measures, flagons, communion cups, teapots, sugar bowls, beer steins, and cream jugs. In the early 19th century, changes in fashion caused a decline in the use of pewter flatware. At the same time, production increased of both cast and spun pewter tea sets, whale-oil lamps, candlesticks, and so on to bring us up to date.

 In more modern times, an engraved tankard, hip-flask or goblet is typically given as a gift to commemorate landmark occasions such as 18th and 21st birthdays, graduations, as wedding groomsman gifts, retirement gifts, and 40th birthday gifts also as trophies. They can also, of course, be used to mark any other significant event in life, or just simply as a personalized gift. All the quality pewter and silver plated products available are offered with or without professional engraving to create a unique and treasured gift for your special one.