The earliest record of pewter in Britain dates back to the Roman era around 250 AD.
The importance of pewter as a metal and commodity did not develop fully until the middle ages.
Over the coming months we will be adding over 300 new pewter gift ideas to the website including the long awaited [email protected] collection.
This will feature a luxury range of pewter door furniture and accessories as well as a stunning collection of pewter switches and sockets.
I began my research into the art of Ceramics and soon realised there was much to learn about this particular subject so I decided to enrol into the evening classes where Henry Sandon “Antiques Roadshow” was lecturing about Ceramics from the 12th to the 20th Centuries.
This began for me as a hobby but I will come back to this subject at a later date, because todays post is about Pewter Tankards. Yes that looks better you may think,but now try a couple of pewter tankards and you will see what I mean. If champagne should always be drunk from a silver tankard,then beer should be drunk from a pewter one,ideally with a glass bottom,so you can see if any enemy comes through the door while you are drinking; We are talking about past days of course.
When you click on a Sponsored Product ad, you will be taken to an Amazon detail page where you can learn more about the product and purchase it.The first type, known as "fine metal", was used for tableware.It consisted of tin with as much copper as it could absorb, which is about 1%.This period, often termed as the "Golden Age of the English Yeoman", marked the transformation of the material into everyday usage made possible by economic growth, notably through Britain's massive export of wool and woven cloth, and the increasing availability of raw materials from which to manufacture pewter.English Pewter Company are the UK's largest manufacturer of pewter gift ware.We are delighted to showcase and offer for retail sale our superb range of quality pewter gifts via our new web store.