Pewter is an ageless metal. Its origins have great antiquity but today the metal is made to a British Standard (now EN 611).
Pewter normally gives the appearance of a soft lustrous metal in either highly polished or matt satin finish, though it is sometimes aged chemically to give that old fashioned , antique appearance so typical of production in the Middle Ages.
Old pewter is very much a collectors item and the modern, well made product could well appreciate in value as years go by.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE AND LIFETIME CARE This item is made out of the finest pewter and is handmade in the U.K. Please read the following instructions carefully for use and lifetime care.
TANKARDS AND GOBLETS 1) Thoroughly wash inside using a solution of clean, warm water and several drops of washing-up liquid and then rinse thoroughly with clean water before first use. 2) Not suitable for use in a dishwasher. 3) Pewterware has a low melting point and should not be used in conjunction with any type of stove or heat source, otherwise serious damage will occur.
SPIRIT FLASKS 1) Thoroughly wash inside using a solution of clean, warm water and several drops of liquid dish detergent and then rinse thoroughly with clean water before first use. 2) Before first use, fill the flask with plain water, screw the top down hard and shake vigorously to ensure the flask is water tight, before filling with spirit. All our flasks are water tested before despatch, but occasionally, damage has been known to occur in transit. 3) Always keep your flask clean on the outside, and when you have used one filling of spirit, clean the inside of the flask as mentioned in (1), for hygienic reasons. 4) Spirit can be retained in the flask as long as you require and the quality will be maintained as if it had been in a glass bottle. 5) Pewter spirit flasks are not suitable for use with soda water or carbonated drinks. 6) Not suitable for use in a dishwasher. 7) Pewterware has a low melting point and should not be used in conjunction with any type of stove or heat source, otherwise serious damage will occur.
REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS These items meets all regulatory requirements for food safety in the European Union, Japan, Federal U.S.A and California State, U.S.A.
CARE OF PEWTERWARE With a minimum of care, pewterware will keep its original finish and should be washed in hot soapy water with a proprietary washing-up liquid and dried with a soft cloth. Pewter normally mellows with age but should you wish to return it to its original high polish, a reputable brand of liquid polish such as ‘Haggertys’, ‘Town Talk’ or ‘Johnsons’ should be used. Always clean with a soft cloth to avoid deep scratch marks. Finger marks can be easily removed by rubbing with methylated spirits.