Pewter FAQ’s


Pewter FAQ’s

Frequently Asked pewter Questions

What is Pewter made of?

Pewter is an alloy of at least 90% tin with other metals added to make it better to use and easier to work, the mixture we use for our pewter is 92% tin, 6% antimony and 2% copper.

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What is Pewter worth?

Tin (the main constituent of pewter) is the fourth mostly valauble metal in common use (after platinum, gold and silver). However individual pieces are more a reflection of the craftsmanship that as gone into them and are not a reflection on the base value of the metal.

Where does Pewter come from?

The metals we use in our pewter are all responsibly mined and smelted using registered and inspected facilities that meet all recognised international health, saftey and welfare legislation.

The tin mines are located throughout the world with the biggest mining countries being China, Indonesia, Myanmar, Brazil, Boliva and Peru.

Why use Pewter?

Pewter does not affect the taste or the smell of a drink and it can keep your drink cooler (as it conducts heat)

It is also safe to store liquids in pewter vessells for several hours and even days in the right circumstances (however we recommend cleaning out flasks after 24 hours)

Does Pewter turn black?

Pewter does not tarnish in the same way that silver or silver plate will. It will obtain a patina which will start to soften the metal into a soft grey colour but this takes several years or decades rather than days or months as with silver.

How do you clean Pewter?

Pewter will keep it’s general shine and appearence and just needs marks and finger prints cleaning off with soap, water and a soft cloth. For more information vist {link}

Is Pewter safe to drink/eat from?

Yes – all our designs are subject to testing to make sure that they will not hamr anyone drinking or eating from them.

Does Pewter contain Lead?

No – modern pewter does not contain lead – the current alloy mixture we use as been common with British pewter since at least the 1700’s

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