English Pewter Company Sheffield has long had a tradition and industry based on metalwork, silverwork and cutlery. In 1977 Alan and Robert Shaw set up the English Pewter Company. With a commitment to quality, service and price they soon became the UK's largest manufacturer of quality pewter giftware.
Pewter Pewter, an easily worked alloy, has been in use in Britain for near on 2000 years. Pewter remained a cottage industry until 1770 when a new pewter alloy which used Antimony and Copper instead of Lead was developed in Sheffield, it became known as Britannia metal and was capable of being given a bright polish.
Straight Polished Pewter Tankard Sometimes trying to be too clever and intricate can be counter-productive, and keeping things simple is often a better course of action, as evidenced by this beautiful one pint pewter tankard.. This tankard has a highly polished straight, plain body that creates an elegant and stylish effect when twinned with the modern square handle. Composed of pewter, the 4th most precious metal in common usage, the tankard will not tarnish and makes an ideal gift that will endure for years to come.. The 13cm tall and 8cm wide tankard has oodles of room for our outstanding engravers to add your own individual dedication or message, and will arrive with you in a black presentation box.