The Burnished Beauty of Pewter

The Burnished Beauty of PewterLong before people were setting tables with porcelain plates and sipping from crystal glasses, they were creating multipurpose dinnerware from pewter. With a low melting point ideal for casting in moulds, the tin-based alloy was a favorite of craftsmen as far back as the Bronze Age. The oldest known piece, dating to 1450 BC, was discovered in an Egyptian tomb.

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