What is Pewter? Pewter is a malleable metal alloy. The use of pewter was common from the Middle Ages up until the various developments in glass-making during the 18th and 19th centuries. Pewter was the main tableware until the making of porcelain. In the early 19th Century, changes of fashion witnessed a decline in the use of pewter flatware such as plates and dishes, but increased production of both cast and spun pewter tea sets, whale – oil lamps and candlesticks. Later in the same century, pewter alloys were often used as a base metal for silver-plated objects. Modern pewter contains little or no lead, which has been replaced with antimony.
Today, pewter is mainly used in decorative objects with it’s own preciousness and value.
Composition: Tin (SN) 90%, Antimony (SB), Copper (CU) and Silver 10%. All Exotic Giftware Pewter Products are lead free and food safe.
Pewter Care: Pewter will retain its shiny finish with a minimum of care.
Certain conditions will cause pewter to oxidize & darken, however, pewter will not tarnish like silver & copper.
Pewter should always be washed by hand in hot soapy water and dried with a soft cloth. DO NOT wash pewter in an automatic dishwasher.
If it has become dull, clean with an all – purpose metal (not silver) polish prior to washing.
For the best results, always polish in straight lines, never in circles.
AVOID mechanical abrasion. Pewter is soft so even rubbing with a coarse cloth will affect the patina on edges or fine detail.
Pewter SHOULD NEVER be used in an oven, microwave or on the top of a stove and SHOULD NOT be exposed to a direct flame.
Notes: All Exotic Giftware Pewter Products are manufactured in the North of Thailand by a renowned Company who employ professional artisans and have many years of experience in creating Pewter Products.
One of our Directors lives in Thailand and regularly visits all our suppliers to ensure that the working conditions are acceptable. Exotic Trading Company Ltd (ETC) will not purchase from suppliers with unethical working conditions.
While similar cheaper products may be available ETC will never put profit before a persons wellbeing.
Features & colours may vary slightly from the picture.
All weights and sizes are approximate.
This Pewter Product is NOT a toy and is NOT suitable for children under the age of 7 or for outdoors.
Returns: Exotic Giftware is a trading name of Exotic Trading Company Ltd (ETC)
At ETC we pride ourselves on commitment, professionalism and the quality of products we offer our customers.
Customer satisfaction is of utmost importance. We therefore offer a 30 day no ‘quibble’ return policy on this product. The client will need to pay the return carriage. Please ensure you use a method of return where a signature is required and that the product is returned in its original packaging.
In the unlikely event the product should arrive damaged please inform us within 48 hours of receipt. We need photographic evidence of the damage in order to make a claim against the Post Office or our Couriers. The management at ETC thank you for your understanding and assistance should this unfortunate event occur.
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