What is pewter?
Pewter is an attractive metal which has been used for the production of household and other items in Britain since Roman times. It is an alloy consisting mostly of tin which has been mixed with small amounts of other metals such as copper, lead or antimony to harden it and make it more durable.
Our pewter drinkware is composed of tin, the rest copper and antimony, a proportion said to the the highest quality pewter. Read on to find out more on the proportion of these elements that makes pewter today.
Our Renaissance Pewter is made with 97% tin alloy material, a grey metal which is made by mixing tin and lead. Pewter was often used in former times to make ornaments or containers for eating and drinking.
Our Renaissance Pewter is made with less than 1% antimony material. This additional material act as hardeners as well as adding shininess for a long-lasting drinkware.
Our Renaissance Pewter is made with about 2% copper material. This additional material act as hardeners for a long-lasting drinkware.
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