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, 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.
Polished Brass Lip Tankard
This one pint tankard is a perfect option as a commemorative gift to mark an important birthday, a graduation or another notable achievement. The beautiful 13cm by 8cm one pint pewter tankard has a straight sided body that is detailed by two sets of horizontal line detailing around its circumference and a brass lip and base. This contrast between the highly polished pewter and brass creates a striking effect and is repeated by the inclusion of an oval brass plate which can be engraved upon. The tankard is then beautifully finished by a curved and textured Georgian style handle.